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One may also ask, how fast do monkey tails grow?
The Monkey Tail is a relatively fast-growing cactus. In spring and summer, the stems or ‘tails’ can grow up to 10 cm per month. When mature, the stems can reach 7.5 centimeters in diameter, and grow as long as 2.5 meters long.
Thereof, how do you grow monkey tails from cuttings?
Monkey’s Tail Cactus grows from seed or by cutting off a small branch and rooting it in gravelly soil. The plant may also produce offsets from time to time. These may also be rooted. Remember to allow cuttings and offsets to dry in the open air for a couple of days before placing them in a substrate.
How much sun does a monkey tail cactus need?
Temperature: It’s hard to believe, but a Monkey Tail Cactus can survive temperatures below freezing. Light: Very bright indirect light, no direct sun. Soil: Use a Cactus mix that drains quickly.
Watering: Water when the soil has totally dries out. The warmer the air the more frequently you’ll need to water. When it is cloudy and cold, it will take the soil longer to dry out. Keep the soil even drier during late fall and winter when a Monkey Cactus needs to “rest” for a few months in a cool area.
Like other succulent plants, they need a well draining soil. Established plants need less water than younger plants. Water only when the soil is dry, but do not let the soil dry out completely. They need bright but indirect sunlight and need to be protected from intense afternoon sun.