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  Cleistocactus winteri forma cristata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Photo and copyright by Andrea B. (Bologna, Italy)
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This is the beautiful and very popular crested form of the "golden rattail"


 

Description: This plant forms huge  tangled mounds of fairly rapid growth.
Spines: It has many short bristly golden spines  that literally cover the surface of the stems.
 

A very rare circular crest.
This kind of cristation is seldom produced and very sought after for its unique cuplike form.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Cleistocactus winteri.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
 

Scientific name:  Cleistocactus winteri D.R.Hunt 1988 forma cristata

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Common NameGolden Rat Tail


Synonyms:

  • Hildewintera aureispina (F.Ritter) F.Ritter 1966
  • Winteria aureispina F.Ritter 1962
  • Winterocereus aureispinus (F.Ritter) Backeberg 1966
  • Loxanthocereus aureispinus (F.Ritter) Buxbaum 1974
  • Bozicactus aureispinus (F.Ritter) G.D.Rowley 1975
  • Cleistocactus aureispinus (F.Ritter) D.R.Hunt 1987 (n.v.publ. not Fric 1928 (C. baumannii).
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Cultivation: It is of easy cultivation. Require full sun or half shade. It need a well drained soil mix. Water generously during the summer but allow to dry fully before watering again. During the winter months they should be kept rather dry. Since they are rapid growers, and need plenty of space for their roots, repotting should be done every other year or when the plant has outgrown its pot.
Propagation:
From cuttings in spring (let them dry till the ends callous well. Then replant them in fresh cactus soil that is ever so slighty moist, and keep it that way till they root)



 

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