What is the breeding method of golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI)

Golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) can be propagated by branching, cutting, grafting and sowing.

Note: Golden Rat Tail Cactus has the scientific name Cleistocactus winteri.

Golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) can be propagated by branching, cutting, grafting and sowing

Ramets are the most commonly used breeding method.

When golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) has been finalized, we choose to separate the seedlings from the mother plant in spring or autumn.

Then we put it in a ventilated environment to dry for a period of time.

When the wound becomes dry, we can cut it into the matrix for moist maintenance.

Breeding steps and methods of golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI)

1. Ramet propagation

Ramet is one of the propagation methods of golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI), and it is also a commonly used method.

The adult golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) has lateral branches and seedlings at the base.

At this time, we can choose to breed golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) in spring or autumn.

Let’s separate the seedling from the mother plant first.

Then we put it in a ventilated environment to dry for a period of time.

Then we place it in the matrix for curing.

2. Cutting propagation

Golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) can also be propagated by cutting.

We can cut vigorous stems from golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) in April of spring or September of autumn.

After that, we can cut it into small pieces of 8 cm and put it in a cool environment for about 2 days.

Then we can cut it into peat soil.

3. Grafting propagation

Golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) can also reproduce by grafting.

We can choose early summer from May to June.

We can choose pear cactus or upright columnar cactus as rootstock.

Then we can cut off the stem at the top of golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI).

We will maintain it for about 50 days, and the grafting position will heal.

4. Sowing and propagation

Golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) can also reproduce by sowing.

Golden rat tail cactus (cleistocactus winterI) will hide its seeds in the soft thorns of the plant after flowering.

At this time, we can take it off and sow it into the culture medium in the way of sowing.

At this time, we need to water until the soil is completely wet.

After that, we can place it in a cool and ventilated environment for maintenance.

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