Cleistocactus winteri is a succulent of the Cactaceae family, originating from South America (Argentina-Uruguay). Its common name is the golden rat tail. It is one of three species named rat tail cactus. This plant forms huge tangled mounds of fairly rapid growth. It has many short bristly golden spines that literally cover the surface of the stems. The flowers are pinkish-red and about 5 cm in diameter. Mature plants bloom repetitively. The flowers are followed by green fruit, 1 cm long.
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