Hildewintera colademononis


Hildewintera colademononis was reclassified to Cleistocactus winteri subsp. Colademononis AKA Monkey Tail Cactus.  It has very long white and soft, hairlike spines. The common name “monkey's tail” refers to the appearance of the hairy stems. The flowers are large bright red blooms . Growth starts as upright and then hangs. Please note: Each plant bundle will have at least 3 tails. Each tail varies in size.

Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Plant ships bare root. Soil included according to plant size.



It is native to Bolivia and is an epilithic plant which grows  hanging from steep rock faces protruding above the surrounding jungle.


Monkey tails grow best in bright indirect light but can take full direct sun or light shade. Avoid intense afternoon sun since that can sunburn the stems.


Monkey Tail Cactus prefers to stay on the dry side. In the summer, water them only when the soil has dried out completely. Always err on the side of underwatering. They are built to withstand drought, and overwatering is one of the quickest ways to kill them.

Tula's Tip

Easy to propagate from seeds, cuttings and offsets. Take cuttings in spring and let callus for a couple of weeks. Then plant cuttings in fresh cactus soil that is slightly moist. Fertilize: The Monkey Tail does not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil.


Each plant bundle will have at least 3 tails. Small measures 4" diameter grow pot. Medium measures 5" grow pot. Large measures 6" grow pot. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.


Delivery Method

Nationwide shipping, NYC delivery and pickup available. Delivered Bare root