Echinopsis chamaecereus, commonly known as the "Peanut Cactus," is a popular and charming cactus species known for its unique appearance and relatively easy care requirements.
Echinopsis chamaecereus is a small to medium-sized cactus that typically forms low mounds or clumps of cylindrical stems. These stems can vary in color from green to bluish-green and are covered in tiny, hair-like spines.
The variegated version of this cactus, has striking cream to pale yellow stripes or bands running along the length of the stems. The variegation adds an extra layer of visual interest to the plant.
One of the distinctive features of this cactus is its unusual growth pattern. The stems have a segmented or "peanut-like" appearance, which gives rise to its common name, "Peanut Cactus."
In the spring or early summer, Echinopsis chamaecereus can produce vibrant, funnel-shaped flowers that are typically bright red, orange, pink, or yellow. These flowers often appear near the top of the stems and can provide a striking contrast to the green or bluish-green stems.
Echinopsis chamaecereus thrives in bright, direct sunlight. It appreciates several hours of direct sun each day to maintain its compact shape and encourage flowering.
Echinopsis chamaecereus is a delightful addition to any collection of cacti and succulents. Its unique segmented stems and vibrant flowers make it an attractive choice for both beginners and experienced succulent enthusiasts. With proper care, it can thrive indoors as a potted plant or outdoors in a rock garden or desert landscape, providing year-round beauty and occasional colorful blooms.
This is for one plant similar to the ones shown growing in a 4" inch container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday. Heat packs are available at $3 each and they add a half pound to shipping weight.
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