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Cleistocactus winteri

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Features

  • Growth HabitCactus-like

Description

Cleistocactus winteri. This genus consists of about 50 species; all the species have ribbed stems. The flowers are narrowly tubular and slightly one-sided in the way they open.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

S. America

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This is a frost tender, min 5C plant, and will need full sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bug and root rot may be problematic.

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