Cleistocactus winteri forma cristata growing cactus of the genus Cleistocactus also known as Cleistocactus winteri cristata or Rat tail cactus cristata, Cleistocactus winteri forma cristata perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.
Stem color is green the spine color can be white, rose or yellow, the stems can be in cone shape, wave like mountain range.
Cleistocactus winteri forma cristata flower
Flower color can be: peach, pink, purple or red, flower in trumpet shape.
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Requirements for Cleistocactus winteri forma cristata growing and care:
More than 5C, well-drained soil, better to put in higher point
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / /Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, unless want the same cultivars
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just for design and dead part
Size of the plant?
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade (not too much sun) / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Trumpet shape multi petals flower and color can be: peach, pink, purple or red