Monkey Tail Cactus

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The Monkey Tail Cactus, also known as Cleistocactus winteri or Hildewintera colademononis, is a unique and fascinating plant known for its distinctive hanging stems that resemble a monkey's tail. It's native to Bolivia.  They are suitable for growing indoors in most regions but can also be grown outdoors in warm, dry climates. In the spring or early summer, the monkey tail cactus produces vibrant red or pink flowers along the length of its stems. The flowers are tubular in shape and add to the plant’s ornamental appeal.

Each Monkey Tail Cactus comes potted in a stylish hanging planter, enhancing its overall aesthetic appeal. This one of a kind cactus is a truly unique and memorable gift for plant lovers, nature enthusiasts, or anyone who loves nature. 

Elevate your indoor greenery collection with the Monkey Tail Cactus. This is not just a plant; it's a conversation piece that adds a touch of botanical eccentricity to your home or office space. Embrace the charm of the extraordinary with this captivating succulent, and let the Monkey Tail Cactus be a source of joy and amusement in your botanical sanctuary.

Care: This is a relatively easy to care for plant.  They prefer bring, indirect light and well-draining soil.  May be kept inside or outside.  Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, as these cacti are susceptible to root rot if they are over watered.  

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Hanging Nursery 5" - Standard plastic 5-inch hanging planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
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For light watering, use our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.

Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

About the Plant
Botanical Name
Cleistocactus winteri or Hildewintera colademononis
Common Names
Monkey Tail Cactus
Plant Type
Succulent, shrubby bushy
Mature Size
Can get very tall in the right environment 8ft tall or more; Can spread 2 to 3 foot
Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Type
Fast draining mixes.  A drought resistant plant, needs watering when soil is completely dry
Soil pH
Bloom Time
Seasonal bloomer once mature enough.
Flower Color
Pale red & pink tubular flowers
Hardiness Zones
Zone 9-12 outdoors; may grow indoors in containers with enough light
Native Area
Shipping & Returns

All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.

We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.

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