Written by Maggie
Mar 29 2021
Monkey's tail, a summer-type species of the genus Cactus, is an ideal hanging potted plant with peculiar plant type. Monkey's tails are very easy to breed, and they are very strong. Now, let's take a look at how to grow and care for a monkey's tail.
Monkey's tail likes drainage and good air permeability soil. When we grow and care for a monkey's tail, sand and leaf rot soil can be mixed, so the soil prepared can meet the growth needs.
Monkey's tail is very happy with light, only in the light of the environment will it bloom. If put in the shade for a long time, it is easy to grow, and can lose aesthetic feeling thereby. Therefore when we grow and care for a monkey's tail, it must be put in a daylighting place, let it bask in the sun more.
Monkey's tail is suitable for growth in the temperature of 20-30 degrees in the environment, not cold resistance. When we grow and care for a monkey's tail, after cooling down in winter, you should move to a warm place indoors. The temperature should be above 12 degrees, so that you won't get frostbite.
Monkey's tail body itself contains a lot of water, drought resistance .Therefore, when we grow and care for the monkey's tail, it does not need to water, see dry and then pouring on the line, otherwise easy to water, will appear as a root rot phenomenon. Also, be careful not to water on the stems, but directly into the soil.
The natural environment of The Monkey Tail is high up, above The jungle, clinging to The cliffs in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It can tolerate a fair degree of moisture in this atmosphere.
In an indoor setting, the humidity levels to which the plant is exposed, need to be controlled along with its lighting, temperature, and watering levels. When we grow and care for a monkey's tail in summer, when it is hot, the plant will use the moisture in the atmosphere to spur on its growth.
However, in winter, too much humidity, like too much water on its roots, will have the effect of overwatering the plant and will cause its cells to become waterlogged and to decay.
In a closed environment with poor circulation, excess humidity creates the ideal environment for mold to grow. This fungus thrives on decaying organic matter.
Regularly examine your plants for signs of mold, as it can be detrimental to the health of humans.
When we grow and care for a monkey's tail, feed only when the plant is actively growing with a liquid plant food high in potassium.
They are susceptible to scale, spider mites, and Mealy Bugs. (you can read more about these in the Glossary of the website).
When you repot Monkey Tail Cactus, it should be done once a year after the growing and growing season is done. If you are repotting a growing Cactus, you may look carefully at the growth season. If you are growing a growing Cactus, you may look carefully at the growth season. Nutrients in the new cuttings need a lot of nutrients to grow and flourish. Nutrients in the new cuttings will need a bigger planter with a new soil mix. You do need to have roots mixed in with the new soil and well aerated sure that the pot you use gives them plenty of room for their roots.
You do not need to trim this Cactus but you can carefully remove any dead flowers.
It does not say if they are poisonous to humans and animals but with the cactus needles, it would be advisable to keep them out of the reach of pets and children.
Monkey's Tail Cactus is easy to grow, so it is a good choice for beginning gardeners.