These pretty little cacti will grow best in bright indirect light (although they can happily handle a few hours of morning or afternoon sun) and they should only be watered when the base of their stems start to wrinkle and lose plumpness.
Pot size: 12cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light, although a few hours of morning or afternoon sun will be fine.
||As much light as possible - winter sun is not as strong.
|Water when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity.||Try to keep away from draughts and central heating.
|Feed once a month or so in the growing season.||Do not feed in autumn or winter unless the plant is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Peanut Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinopsis chamaecereus
Origin: South America
Soil: Any cacti and succulent potting mix, or you can mix extra drainage materials into regular soil.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has outgrown it's pot.
Propagation: These can be propagated by root division when repotting the mother plan.
Common problems: Overwatering can cause the foliage to become mushy and drop off.
Care Tips: These can handle a few hours of morning or afternoon sun, which is essential if you want them to flower!
Fun Fact: If your peanut cactus is getting enough sun it may produce reddish orange flowers!
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.