Cactus – Golden Rat Tail
Golden Rat Tail
Know as the Golden Rat Tail the cleistocactus winter is a cousin to its more famous relative the monkey tail. Stems are thicker and more yellow, they produced red and orange flowers over the warmer months.
Note: The photo represents a typical plant, plants are selected randomly from available stock and may vary.
Position - Full sun or partially shaded positions outdoors. Indoors only in sunny positions otherwise they will lose their nice shape and colour. Flowering will only occur in good light.
Watering - can be watered all year round but allow to dry in winter in colder climates for short periods.
Feeding - 50% of recommended dosage monthly in growing period. The less fertiliser, the better the shape of the plant. Fertilisers high in nitrogen can produce larger plants with less colour.
Repotting - Best in baskets; can be left to overgrow their pots, or repotted in the warmer months in almost any well drained potting mix.
Large size basket, overhang typically 20cm+ from top of pot