This Cleistocactus became famous as the “monkey tail”, refers to the appearance of the hairy stems. This cactus with drooping stems branches profusely from the base. The new stems are covered with white “hairs”, their size reaches 2 m. Zygomorphic flowers are orange / red, they can be counted in the hundreds from spring to fall. Suspension culture is ideal for this species.
From spring to fall, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. it appreciates copious and regular waterings during the growing season. It can be quite greedy in fertilizer, this promotes optimal growth and flowering.
Quite draining enough. 50% soil / compost, 50% draining minerals.
Maximum light. It supports heat and a little humidity well. Subdued sun or partial shade in summer depending on the region is preferable.
Down to -2 ° C dry during winter.