How to grow Rat tail cactus

Rat tail cactus growing cactus of that can be from the genus Cleistocactus, Mammillaria, Disocactus can be: Cleistocactus winteri, Mammillaria pottsii or Disocactus flagelliformis, Rat tail cactus perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Stem color is green the spine color can be white, rose or yellow, the stems mostly weeping.

Rat tail cactus flower

Flower color can be: peach, pink, purple or red, flower in trumpet shape.

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Requirements for Rat tail cactus 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:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

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

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Trumpet shape multi petals flower and color can be: peach, pink, purple or red

Scientific name:

Cleistocactus winteri, Mammillaria pottsii, Disocactus flagelliformis

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