Cleistocactus winteri Cristata Golden Rat Tail

Cleistocactus Winteri Cristata is commonly known as “Golden Rat Tail”. Having an origin in Bolivia, this interesting cactus belongs to the Cactaceae family. They are creeping or hanging cacti with long coiled stems covered in small golden thorns. Gowing up to a height of 2 to 5 meters, Golden Rat Tail is a magnificent plant that will add a touch of wilderness to your garden.

Growth Rate

Cleistocactus winteri Cristata has a slow growth rate.

Flowering

This cactus blooms in late winter to early spring, with orange or salmon-pink flowers.

Watering and Feeding

During the growing season, the Golden rat tail requires moderate watering. If the weather is sunny enough, this can be done weekly or more frequently during the summer, but allow it to dry completely before watering again. During the active growing period, give a high potassium liquid feed on occasion.

Soil

Use a well-drained cactus mix soil for this variety.

Hardiness

Winter care is simple for Cleistocactus winteri cristata at temperatures ranging from 5 to 15° C. This plant is frost hardy to -2° C (28.4° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 to 11.

Light

Filtered bright light, partial sun, or light shade sun exposure is required for the plant’s growth. Avoid placing it in full sun as it will cause sunburn.

Propagation

Golden rat tail cactus is simple to propagate from cuttings or seeds. Take cuttings in the spring or summer and allow them to dry until the ends callous well.

Cleistocactus Winteri Cristata “Golden Rat Tail” cactus complements modern interior decors that are predominantly white with small accents of stone or light-colored wood.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Mid summerearly fall
Botanical Name Cleistocactus winteri
Common Name Golden rat tail
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b11
Mature Size 612 in. (1530 Cm)
Native Area Bolivia
Resistance 28°f (2°c)
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Cleistocactus winteri Cristata Golden Rat Tail

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Cleistocactus Winteri Cristata is commonly known as “Golden Rat Tail”. Having an origin in Bolivia, this interesting cactus belongs to the Cactaceae family. They are creeping or hanging cacti with long coiled stems covered in small golden thorns. Gowing up to a height of 2 to 5 meters, Golden Rat Tail is a magnificent plant that will add a touch of wilderness to your garden.

Growth Rate

Cleistocactus winteri Cristata has a slow growth rate.

Flowering

This cactus blooms in late winter to early spring, with orange or salmon-pink flowers.

Watering and Feeding

During the growing season, the Golden rat tail requires moderate watering. If the weather is sunny enough, this can be done weekly or more frequently during the summer, but allow it to dry completely before watering again. During the active growing period, give a high potassium liquid feed on occasion.

Soil

Use a well-drained cactus mix soil for this variety.

Hardiness

Winter care is simple for Cleistocactus winteri cristata at temperatures ranging from 5 to 15° C. This plant is frost hardy to -2° C (28.4° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 to 11.

Light

Filtered bright light, partial sun, or light shade sun exposure is required for the plant’s growth. Avoid placing it in full sun as it will cause sunburn.

Propagation

Golden rat tail cactus is simple to propagate from cuttings or seeds. Take cuttings in the spring or summer and allow them to dry until the ends callous well.

Cleistocactus Winteri Cristata “Golden Rat Tail” cactus complements modern interior decors that are predominantly white with small accents of stone or light-colored wood.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Mid summerearly fall
Botanical Name Cleistocactus winteri
Common Name Golden rat tail
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b11
Mature Size 612 in. (1530 Cm)
Native Area Bolivia
Resistance 28°f (2°c)
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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