Echinopsis Chamaecereus – Peanut Cactus
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- branched cactus with finger-like stems that has a clustering and trailing growth habit.
- Trailing growth habit makes it a great choice for hanging baskets.
- Each ribbed stem can grow up to 6 inches long and half an inch in diameter and is covered in small white bristles.
- The spines on the peanut cactus are actually relatively soft.
- Because the peanut cactus is soft, it is easier to handle and grow than some of its spikier cacti relatives.
- The peanut cactus can be grown as a houseplant, but also grows well outdoors in frost-free climates.
- Peanut cactus grows best in bright, sunny conditions.
- It cannot tolerate being grown in full shade or low-light conditions.
- This cactus might appreciate some shade to protect it from the intense afternoon sun.
Ensure that the soil is amended with plenty of sand and perlite to ensure water drains quickly from around the roots.
Allow the soil to dry out thoroughly between watering and then water deeply soaking the soil completely. Cut back on watering in the winter when the cactus is dormant.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
- Keep the plant in Natural direct bright Light.
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
- Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
- Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.