Golden Rat Tail Overview
Cleistocactus winteri is an interesting cactus plant from the Cactaceae family. Commonly known by the name Golden Rat Tail, this references the stem appearance. It tends to branch at the base, forming cylindrical, light green stems measuring around 7.5cm across. These stems can reach over 2m in length, they grow upright initially, developing a hanging habit with time. This plant originates from Bolivia, growing well in full sunlight and well-draining soil. It produces showy red-orange flowers. Termed lithophytic, this means the plant grows without soil on or in rocks.