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Hildewintera colademononis inermis 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 inermis plant has a slow growth rate.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Hildewintera inermis
Common Name Monkey's Tail
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright red
Genus Hildewintera
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 12 in. tall, 8 in. wide
Native Area South America
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By divisions, cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Tall, thin stem
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets(Keep away from Children)
Watering Needs Moderate

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Monkey's Tail - Hildewintera colademononis inermis

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Hildewintera colademononis inermis 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 inermis plant has a slow growth rate.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Hildewintera inermis
Common Name Monkey's Tail
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright red
Genus Hildewintera
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 12 in. tall, 8 in. wide
Native Area South America
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By divisions, cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Tall, thin stem
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets(Keep away from Children)
Watering Needs Moderate

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