10-15cm Monkey Tail Cactus Hildewintera Colademononis in 7cm Pot House Plant
10-15cm Monkey Tail Cactus Hildewintera Colademononis in 7cm Pot House Plant

10-15cm Monkey Tail Cactus Hildewintera Colademononis in 7cm Pot

Hildewintera colademononis, commonly known as the Monkey Tail Cactus, is a striking cactus species notable for its long, trailing stems covered with soft, white, hair-like spines. This unique appearance makes it a popular choice for hanging baskets in cactus collections....
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10-15cm Monkey Tail Cactus Hildewintera Colademononis in 7cm Pot House Plant

10-15cm Monkey Tail Cactus Hildewintera Colademononis in 7cm Pot

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10-15cm Monkey Tail Cactus Hildewintera Colademononis in 7cm Pot

£13.99 £10.99

Hildewintera colademononis, commonly known as the Monkey Tail Cactus, is a striking cactus species notable for its long, trailing stems covered with soft, white, hair-like spines. This unique appearance makes it a popular choice for hanging baskets in cactus collections.

Description: The Monkey Tail Cactus can grow several feet in length, and its stems are usually about 2 to 3 cm in diameter. The stems are covered with clusters of white, hairy spines that can grow up to 6 cm long. During spring or early summer, it blooms with attractive red or sometimes pink flowers that emerge near the tips of the stems.

Care Guide:

  1. Light: This cactus prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can scorch the spines and skin, while too little light can stunt growth and inhibit flowering. A spot where it can receive filtered sunlight or a few hours of direct morning sun would be ideal.

  2. Watering: Water moderately during the growing season (spring and summer), allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. In winter, reduce watering significantly to prevent root rot, watering only enough to keep the stems from shriveling.

  3. Temperature and Humidity: Hildewintera colademononis does well in typical indoor temperatures, ideally between 10°C and 25°C. It does not require high humidity and should be kept in a well-ventilated area to prevent moisture accumulation.

  4. Soil: Use a well-draining cactus mix, or create your own by mixing potting soil with sand and perlite or pumice in a 1:1:1 ratio. This ensures good drainage, which is crucial for cactus health.

  5. Feeding: Feed with a cactus-specific fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.

  6. Repotting: Repotting should be done every few years or when the plant has outgrown its pot. It’s best done in the spring, using the next size pot and fresh cactus mix.

  7. Pruning: Pruning is not typically required, but damaged or dead stems can be cut back to healthy tissue to improve the plant's appearance and health.

  8. Propagation: This plant can be propagated from cuttings taken during the warmer months. Allow the cuttings to callous over for a few days before placing them in soil.

This care guide should help you maintain a healthy, thriving Monkey Tail Cactus. As with all cacti, the key is to replicate its natural habitat as closely as possible, which means lots of light, minimal water, and good air circulation.

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Tropical Glasshouse Nursery: Our plants are nurtured in our tropical glasshouse nursery located in Lincolnshire, where we maintain an average temperature of 16°C. We do not use cold warehouses, ensuring optimal conditions for plant health.

Plastic Nursery Pots: All our plants are supplied in practical plastic nursery pots. If you prefer a more decorative option, we offer a range of stylish pots available for purchase separately.

Non-Consumable: Please note that our plants are intended for ornamental purposes only unless specifically stated as edible. Ensure you check product descriptions carefully if you are looking for edible varieties.

Variable Heights: The height of our plants can vary by approximately +/- 10%. This natural fluctuation ensures you receive a unique and healthy specimen.

Plant Pot Sizes: Pot sizes may vary by approximately +/- 1cm. To ensure a proper fit, we recommend selecting a decorative pot that is 1-2cm larger than the stated plant pot size. For instance, if you purchase a plant in a 17cm pot, a 18 - 19cm decorative pot would be ideal.

Quarantining: All our houseplants are regularly sprayed with a preventative systemic bug treatment. We do our best to ensure a bug free growing environment however sometimes these can unfortunately be missed, as such we always recommend quarantining plants when they first enter your home and checking them upon arrival for bugs.
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