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A picture of a Peanut Cactus

Peanut Cactus

Echinopsis chamaecereus

Photo by KaktusBoer (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Peanut Cactus
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A photo of Peanut Cactus
A photo of Peanut Cactus

Overview

Echinopsis chamaecereus is a perennial cactus species from the Cactaceae family. Commonly known by the name Peanut Cactus, this pant forms clusters of slim, cylindrical, ribbed stems, usually growing to around 20cm in height, covered in short, black spines. Flowers are large and showy, funnel-shaped and bright red-orange in colour, measuring between 5-7cm wide. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Division

Special Features

Attractive flowers