Echinopsis chamaecereus – Peanut Cactus (2″ pot)

$7.00

An easy-to-grow cactus plant perfect for succulent lovers. This is a branched-out cactus that grows a bountiful amount of green, crowded finger-like stems. The stems grow to be around 6 inches tall. During late spring to early summer, they bloom beautiful orange-reddish flowers. 

 

Ships in a 2″ pot, does not come with flowers.

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Description

Echinopsis chamaecereus also known as Peanut Cactus – is a branched-out cactus native to Argentina. They grow a bountiful amount of green clustered finger-like stems that have a trailing growth habit, making them great for hanging baskets. The stems grow to be about 6 inches tall with a diameter of about half an inch. Each ribbed stem is covered in soft white bristles. Although the bristles are soft, touching them is still not recommended as they can still puncture the skin and cause discomfort. They bloom orange-reddish flowers that measure to be about 2 inches in diameter and flush out during late spring to early summer. The contrast from the beautiful colored flowers off the green stems makes this a super unique and gorgeous cactus plant to have in your collection. It’s an easy-to-grow cactus that does well in both pots and hanging baskets. They grow well in good draining soil in a bright indirect-lighted location. If given a cool resting period in the winter they can produce an abundant amount of buds for the following growing season. It can do well indoors as long as it’s given the right conditions. Due to their fleshy, water-storing stems, this type of cactus is pretty drought tolerant, which also makes them more vulnerable to overwatering. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

 

FAMILY: Orchidaceae
ORIGIN: Argentina
TYPE/USES:
Cactus
MATURE SIZE:
6″ tall
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: 
Bright indirect light
WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Average
TEMPERATURE:
Low 30s; cold hardy
FLOWER:
Late spring, early summer

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