The flowers won't
This member of the
Cactaceae family was described by Curt Backeberg in 1913.
It is found in the mountains of Bolivia and Argentina, growing in
extreme well-drained soil with quiet some water in summer, and none
in winter. Lots of sun, but not too high temperatures, can even stand
10 C frost! It will grow to six centimetres in diameter and three meters
high. The flowers are deep red, and won't open. It can be reproduced
both by seeds and with some luck; Cuttings.
SubFamily: Cactoideae, Tribe: Trichocereeae
Cleistois the Greek words Kleistos, meaning closed (the
flowers don't open), and Kaktos means thistle.
strausii - For Richart Strauss.