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Peanut Cactus Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Low
  • - Space Required: 28 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: East, South or West facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Peanut Cactus Houseplant
Plant Features

The Peanut Cactus, scientifically known as Echinopsis chamaecereus, is a small, easy-to-care-for cactus that is popular among both beginner and experienced gardeners. This plant is characterized by its clustered, finger-like stems, which resemble peanuts, hence the name. The Peanut Cactus is particularly admired for its bright orange or red flowers that bloom in the spring and early summer.

When troubleshooting, wilting or shriveled stems can indicate underwatering. While the Peanut Cactus is drought-tolerant, it still requires occasional watering. On the other hand, overwatering or poor drainage can lead to stem rot. Ensure the soil is well-draining and reduce watering frequency.
If the stems turn white or yellow, it could be due to too much direct sunlight. Gradually acclimate it to brighter conditions or provide some shade. If your Peanut Cactus isn't flowering, it might need more light or a period of cooler temperatures during the winter to stimulate blooming.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Direct, Bright - within 1' of a window
Watering Needs Only after the top 2 inches of soil is dry
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level None (will not tolerate misting)
Temperature 60-85 F
Care Level No Thumb (plants will tolerate neglect)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 6-12 inches
Mature Spread 6-12 inches
Habit Clumping
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes