Peanut Cactus

Peanut Cactus

$10.00Price

3.5” PEANUT CACTUS 

Echinopsis chamaecereus

Zones 10 & 11

 

WARNING: this is a delicate cactus. The main plant will stay intact, but we have found the pups (babies) fall off easily no matter how much we pack them. The main plant is still large for a 3.5” plant. 

 

This clustering cactus is native to Argentina. Their finger-like stems can grow up to 6” tall & 12” wide. This cactus grows in clusters forming a carpet-like ground cover that looks great trailing over the sides of a pot or hanging basket. It’s a fast growing succulent that is easily propagated. 

 

The peanut cactus produces large, orange-red blooms that cover most of the clump in late spring/early summer. 

 

We will ship this plant bare root in a 3.5” size. 

 

SHOP THE LOOK (POTS IN LISTING)

Grab one of our BLACK METALLIC CERAMIC CUBE CACHE POTS & you'll find the cactus & the nursery pot fit perfectly in this pot! The nursery pot works as the perfect liner, so if you are keeping your cactus indoors it's easy to water them -- none of the water will come out of the absent drainage hole! OR if you'd like a drainage hole, ask us to drill one for you (details in the pot's listing).

The GOLD DIMPLED METAL CACHE POT is another perfect choice for this cactus as it drapes over the sides the gold color pops & shines through creating a beautiful aesthetic. The gold color matches virtually any home or patio & gives your plant an extra oomph that you & everyone who visits will love!

 

MAINTENANCE IS EASY!

- Plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil.

- Water thoroughly once every 1.5 - 2 weeks (or when soil is bone dry) until you can see water fall through your pot’s drainage hole.

- Place in area with high indirect or direct light.

 

LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN —

 

PLANTING YOUR SUCCULENT

In order for your succulent to thrive, you will need to plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil. Here at Horticult, we start our containers with approximately 1-2” of PermaTill (a small, expanded slate gravel; depending on size of container). If you don’t have PermaTill, any type of small pebble will work! Fill the rest of the pot with regular potting soil or a cactus mix. Once you’ve planted your succulent, you may then use the same gravel you used at the bottom of the pot to spread around the top of the pot for a decorative element. This top gravel will also weigh down the soil, so when you water your plants the soil will not spill over the top. 

 

WATERING

The Peanut Cactus is a succulent. By definition, succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. The water gets to the leaves through the roots. This is why it’s important to saturate your plant when watering. The water must get to the roots, so the roots can suck up the water to the leaves! With that being said, it is extremely important your soil be allowed to dry. If a succulent’s roots are sitting in standing water it will first bring too much water to the leaves, which will cause them to become soggy & fall off, & then cause root rot, eventually leading to your plant’s demise! While this sounds awful & is ultimately detrimental, it is easily avoided! Wait until your soil is bone dry before watering again :) Easy peezy!

 

LIGHT

This succulent needs high indirect or direct light. If you’re planting this in an indoor container, it will do fine near a window or further inside your room (on a dining room table, etc.).

 

WE WILL SHIP THIS 3.5” SIZE PLANT BARE ROOT WITHOUT A POT.

I love Nature partly because she is not man, but a retreat from him.

- Henry David Thoreau; Journal 3 January 1853
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