Hildewintera colademononis
Hildewintera colademononis
Hildewintera colademononis
Hildewintera colademononis
Hildewintera colademononis
Hildewintera colademononis
Hildewintera colademononis

Hildewintera Colademononis Monkey Tail

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Hildewintera colademononis is a cactus plant with long, cascading spines and white, hair-like spines. It is commonly known as ‘Monkey tail’ due to its hairy appearance that resembles a monkey's tail and grows up to the height of 12-18 inches (30-45 cm). This winter-dormant plant has its origin in Bolivia and belongs to the Cactaceae family.

Growth Rate

Hildewintera colademononis plant has a slow growth rate.


This cactus blooms in late spring to early fall with bright Rose/mauve flowers.

Watering and Feeding

During the spring and summer growing seasons, water these cacti once a week. When your Monkey tail cactus enters dormancy in the fall and winter, it will store water in its stems. To encourage growth, apply a low-nitrogen, high-potassium fertilizer monthly during the growing season.


Hildewintera colademononis plant prefers a well-draining organic soil mix or a specially formulated cactus soil mix.


This variety of Hildewintera has a frost tolerance of -2° C (28.4° F) for short periods and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9a to 11b.


Monkey tail cacti thrive in areas with abundant bright, indirect sunlight. While indirect light is preferable, it can withstand full sun to partial shade sun exposure.


The desert-native cactus can be propagated from cactus seeds or stem cuttings and grown as indoor plants. Plant it in rich, organic cactus soil once the end has formed a callus. Place the plant in a humid environment with a mix of full sun and partial shade. Within a few weeks, your plant should begin to root.

Hildewintera colademononis or Monkey's tail cactus is a good choice for beginning gardeners because it is simple to grow. It requires less care and attention.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Late spring-early fall
Common Name Monkey's tail
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Rose/mauve
Frost Tolerance -2°c For short periods
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 12-18 in. (30-45 Cm)
Origin Bolivia
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Hildewintera colademononis
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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Donna S.
United States United States

Very Pleased

The growth tip of the cutting seems to be damaged, but it is growing anyway and I'm pretty happy with it.

Beverly S.
United States United States

Beautiful but Unfortunately Damaged

I ordered two of the Hildewintera colademononis and they were even better than I thought they would be. Each one was at least a foot in length and hearty. Unfortunately one of them broke completely in to. I lost over 8 inches of it. It made me so sad.

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patricia a.
United States United States

Hildewintera colademononis

So incredibly excited to receive this plant! In wonderful condition and larger than I was expecting. This has been on my wish list for years. They are hard to find in the US. I'm looking forward to watching this grow!

Hildewintera colademononis

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