Peanut Cactus

Echinopsis chamaecereus

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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!
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Gravel, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Cactaceae

Flower colour

Red, Orange

Related Problems

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