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Germination of

Hildewintera colademononis

Stunning Monkey Tail Cactus: Rat Tail Cactus, Monkey Tail Succulent, Hildewintera Colademononis, Caudex Cactus

Hildewintera colademononis

Hildewintera colademononis: Hildewintera colademononis, also known as the monkey tail cactus, is a cactus that is native to Bolivia. To germinate the seeds, first soak them in water for 24 hours to soften the hard outer seed coat. After soaking, plant the seeds in a well-draining cactus mix and keep them moist but not waterlogged. The ideal temperature for germination is between 70-80�F (21-27�C), so it is recommended to keep the seeds in a warm and humid environment, such as a greenhouse or a propagation dome. The seeds should start to germinate in 2-4 weeks. Once the seedlings have sprouted, gradually introduce them to more sunlight and continue to keep the soil moist.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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