Rat tail cactus grow and care – 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.
Rat tail cactus for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow 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: Spiny
Planting season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases: Fungal,
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 indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower Trumpet shape multi petals flower and color can be: peach, pink, purple or red