Specimen Size: 6" long by 1" in diameter.
Species Hildewintera colademononis Has a small red-orangish bloom aprox. 2" to 3" diameter with purplish anthers and cream colored stamen. The botanical term Hildewintera is from the genus Hildewintera which has been merged with Cleistocactus. Hildewintera was named to honor the German Nurserywoman Hilde Winter the sister of Friedrich Ritter, the famous botanist.
GROWTH; Hildewintera colademononis has cylintrical type growth which is pendannt in form best grown in a hanging basket. There are many hairy stems which are soft to the touch giving it its common name of (Monkey Tail). Cola de Mono (meaning monkey’s tail) in spanish was applied by residents of the Bolivian town of Samaipata who first brought the species into cultivation from its nearby habitat in Bolivia.
CARE; Hildewintera colademononis likes rich draining soil with bright light with a bit of part-shade in summer months. Easy to grow from cuttings.
Flowers; Appear on Hildewintera colademononis in the warm summer months in several flushes or sets throughout the warm season.
NOTES; Easy too grow with very unusual hairy looking pendant type growth, quite an eye catcher with its unusual many hairy pendant spines. Easy to bloom from even small plants.