Monkey’s Tail Cactus or Cleistocactus (Hildewintera) colademononis is a rare and very sought after cactus. It is ideal for a hanging pot, as the stems will cascade over and be covered in soft harmless spines which give it a furry look.
Similarly one may ask, how fast does a monkey tail cactus grow?
How Fast Does Monkey’s Tail Cactus Grow? This species is known for its speed in growing. It grows quite rapidly and very vigorously. They’ll usually grow a few feet before they actually start to droop, averaging in between 12 and 18 inches before the droop starts.
Then, how do you take care of a monkey tail cactus?
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. This dormant period is necessary for it to bloom well. Temperature: It’s hard to believe, but a Monkey Tail Cactus can survive temperatures below freezing. Light: Very bright indirect light.
How do you cut a monkey tail cactus?
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.
The Monkey Tail is a yellowish-green color and will do well with between 10-14 hours of direct sunlight.
A Monkey Tail Cactus is a great plant for beginners. It has long, white, soft, hairlike spines and gets large bright red flowers. It looks best in hanging baskets. The care requirements are very simple.
Succulents like to have their roots soaked with water but then dry out quickly. Then, watered again after the soil has been dry for a few days. Lightly spraying succulents with water can help them survive for a period of time, but if you really want to thrive, they need to follow the “soak and dry” method.
Burro’s Tail Care and Uses
Water carefully when growing burro’s tail. Keep the plant moderately and evenly moist. Excess water can cause the stems to rot and even kill the succulent. Burro’s tail works well in a hanging basket and decorates a mixed cactus and succulent container.
When you choose to grow your cactus indoors, they are more likely to germinate fast. Indoors are a more controlled environment, and seed germination can take between three months and several months.