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Crazy monkey

Posted by nil13 z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Wa (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 12:08

The monkeytail is going crazy right now.


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Nice!! Good growing!


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I love this plant, and will one day make room for one. Thanks for sharing your beaut and fueling the fire, ;)
-Ming


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Beautiful.
Thanks for reminding me to hunt for one!
Karen


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Fabulous! Do you know the botanical name?


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Cleistocactus colademononis, yes?

-Ming


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beautiful,never seen that one b4 either.Have a rat tail that looks similar,but i like the white hairy stuff on this one.
Kathi


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  • Posted by nil13 z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Wa (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 22:46

I have it listed as Hildewintera colademononis, but Ming has it right with the new genus, Cleistocactus.

This post was edited by nil13 on Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 22:48


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Ahhhh that's so awesome looking!!! I have been wanting some stuff I can put in hanging planters. Looks great!


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Beautiful plant...never heard of it. Please if it develops seeds capture them. I know some of "US" would love babies!(or cuttings) but hate to mutilate beauty!


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Absolutely gorgeous. I have a rats tail but I love the furry monkeys tail. Very difficult to find though
Averil uk


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I'm glad I popped in here. I decided to have another rootle around ebay uk and I have found one up for auction. Wish me luck lol
Averil


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  • Posted by nil13 z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Wa (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 12:21

If you look in the background, you can see a rat tail as well.


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Yep I can see your rats tail there. I got mine as a cutting on ebay and it's doing really well in the greenhouse. I've actually taken some offshoots and started a new one. I'm not a great lover of cacti or succulents but I do like the trailing type


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Nil which soil medium do you grow your monkeys tail in?


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  • Posted by nil13 z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Wa (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 17:35

Pumice


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Nil,

I'm going to visit the folks who discovered it tomorrow, as it happens. I'll let them know what a fabulous plant you have there.


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Jeff, don't forget to get us all cuttings!

-Ming


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Ming, you can have a cutting from my plant.


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Can you confirm it is just pumice and not mixed with anything. Thanks


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  • Posted by nil13 z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Wa (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 17:10

Just pumice.


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For a plant that not long ago was very hard to come by in the US, it certainly did make a different impression this weekend when I was at the Inter-City Show & Sale at the LA Arboretum! No fewer than 5 vendors were selling them...there were so many, I'm sure there were lots left over after all was said and done! Would never have believed it only a couple years ago!

So glad it is becoming more available in the states!


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