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Cleistocactus winteri /Golden Rat Tail Cactus

Cleistocactus winteri   / Cleistocactus winteri
This cactus has a trailing growth habit
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This cactus has a trailing growth habit

Orange flowers produced in spring and summer and can last several days

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Scientific Name: Cleistocactus winteri
Common Name: Golden Rat Tail Cactus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Orange
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This species has pendant stems or a or trailing habit. The individual stems often reach 2.5 feet or more in length. It has very attractive golden spines that generally cover the stems. Flowers are a vivid orange or color and can last for several days