Plant Care Monkey Tail Cactus

Monkey Tail Cactus

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Monkey Tail Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Monkey Tail Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Cleistocactus colademononis
Cleistocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Monkey Tail Cactus

Water

How often to water your Monkey Tail Cactus

Water needs for Monkey Tail Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Monkey Tail Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Monkey Tail Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Monkey Tail Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Monkey Tail Cactus: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Monkey Tail Cactus can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Monkey Tail Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Monkey Tail Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Monkey Tail Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Monkey Tail Cactus

Monkey Tail Cactus

Monkey Tail Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Monkey Tail Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Monkey Tail Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Monkey Tail Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Monkey Tail Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Kailina avatar
@Kailina
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Gresham, Oregon
05/01/2021

Needs a lot of sun but survives without it, I’m a college student in a top floor north facing apartment and I genuinely don’t think it’s gotten solid sun in months. It grew tall and skinny but it also grew several new off shoots and has been super easy to take care of!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower

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