The upright, columnar Cleistocactus belongs to the cactus family and comes from Bolivia, where it grows on rocky slopes up to an altitude of 3000 metres. This cactus branches into several fleshy stems on which red roses flowers appear in summer.
Plant south-facing in a well-drained place.
Water once a week in summer/autumn and more frequently for the rest of the year.
Protect from -7°C
Prefers dry conditions