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Hildewintera Colademononis / Soft Monkey Tail Cactus

Hildewintera Colademononis / Soft Monkey Tail Cactus

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Exclusive Cactus: 
Cleistocactus winteri subs. colademononis, sometimes listed under its old name of Hildewintera colademononis, is a stunning cactus with very long white and soft, hairlike spines. The common name “monkey's tail” refers to the appearance of the hairy stems. It is free flowering and the bright red blooms are particularly decorative.

The Monkey Tail Cactus belongs to the Cactaceae family, a group of perennial succulent plants, most of which originate in the Americas, both north and south. Also can be classified as a Lithophyte, as it has shallow roots and grows naturally among stones and in the crevices of cliffs, surviving off the moisture in the atmosphere.


-4" will be shipped in pot.

-6" may ship bareroot for protection of the plant. 

-Shown in a designer pot with a multiple longer tails. Will ship 4" or 6" 1 tail . You can nurture and take to maturity into a shape you prefer and create your own style of pot by adding multiple of them.


Recommended Care instructions:

Light - Demands full light growing for most of the year, except during the winter cycle. For the plant's health, light should be reduced to partial sun during this time.

Water - It should be given water on a regular basis during its first season in a new pot. This will help it to create a strong root system. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy. After the first season, more sporadic watering is required. During the winter cycle, the cactus should not be watered at all, with watering to resume in the early spring.

Temperature - This cactus enjoys temperatures ranging from 70-100°F (21-37°C), but demands cooler temperatures during the winter months. Starting in the late fall, this cactus should be kept between 50-65°F (10-18°C), and away from central heating vents. The cooler spell is demanded over the course of the entire winter, during which time the segments of cactus will turn a light gray color. Failure to provide these controlled winter conditions will result in plant death the following spring.

Soil - These succulents require very well draining soil. A mix of 1:1 Cactus soil and perlite will be ideal. If planting in a container, please ensure that container has drainage holes to allow excess water to escape.

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