Peanut Cactus

Peanut Cactus



Peanut Cactus

AKA: Echinopsis chamaecereu

The peanut cactus is a branched cactus with finger-like stems with clustering and trailing growth habits. This growth habit makes it an excellent choice for hanging baskets. Each ribbed stem can grow up to 6 inches long and half an inch in diameter and covered in small white bristles.
While this Cactus might look prickly, the spines on the peanut cactus are relatively soft, although touching them still isn’t recommended as these fine bristles can still puncture the skin and cause discomfort. However, because the peanut cactus is soft, it is easier to handle and grow than some of its spikier cacti relatives.

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Light: Like most cacti, the peanut cactus grows best in bright, sunny conditions. When grown outdoors, plant the peanut cactus in a full sun location. Inconsistently hot climates, this Cactus might appreciate some shade to protect it from the intense afternoon sun. When grown indoors, place the peanut cactus in the sunniest location in your house.

Water: The peanut cactus is drought-tolerant thanks to its fleshy, water-storing stems and is easily susceptible to overwatering. Allow the soil to dry out thoroughly between watering and then water deeply, soaking the soil thoroughly.

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