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Cleistocactus winteri

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Cleistocactus winteri Golden Rat Tail,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Succulents & Cacti Clumping, Weeping

Description:
Attractive cactus with bushy upright branches from the base and fine hair-like golden spines. Tubular salmon orange flowers from spring to summer. Suitable for hanging baskets. Water regularly during summer. Grows approx. 1m H x 0.5-1m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Cactaceae SouthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Orange
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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