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Peanut Cactus

The peanut cactus (Echinopsis chamaecereus) is a branched cactus with finger-like stems that has a clustering and trailing growth habit. This growth habit makes it a great choice for hanging baskets. Each ribbed stem can grow up to 6 inches long and half an inch in diameter and is covered in small white bristles


Caring For Peanut Cactus

1) Light: Like most cacti, the peanut cactus grows best in bright, sunny conditions. It cannot tolerate being grown in full shade or low-light conditions

2) 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 waterings and then water deeply, soaking the soil completely. Cut back on watering in the winter when the cactus is dormant

3) Soil: In its native habitat, the peanut cactus grows in sandy, well-draining soil. If you are planting the peanut cactus outdoors, ensure that the soil is amended with plenty of sand and perlite to ensure water drains quickly from around the roots

4) Temperature and Humidity: This cactus thrives in hot, dry climates and does not do well in moist environments. The peanut cactus is not frost-tolerant

5) Fertilizer: The peanut cactus is not a heavy feeder and generally does not require regular fertilization. However, it can benefit from monthly fertilization during the first few months of the growing period with a balanced, low-strength fertilizer. Fertilizers designed for cacti and succulents are a great choice for the peanut cactus


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