Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cleistocactus winteri

Cleistocactus winteri, known in English as "golden rat tail", is a low-growing, sprawling cactus native to South America. It has showy reddish-orange or fuchsia flowers (which I have never seen in real life, but here are some images courtesy of Google).

In Toronto, golden rat tail is grown as a houseplant or in a greenhouse, like this specimen at Allan Gardens.

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