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Echinopsis chamaecereus
Echinopsis chamaecereus

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Zones 8-10, 12-24
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Full
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Echinopsis chamaecereus

Peanut Cactus
Cactaceae
Cacti and succulents

ECHINOPSIS

Small, spiny cacti from South America, generally grown in pots. There is an enormous number of species, hybrids, and selections; the genus now includes plants formerly named Lobivia and Lobivopsis, and which are still often sold under those names. All are showy and easy to grow, with many-petaled flowers in white and shades of yellow, pink, red, and orange. Free blooming during warm months if given good light, regular moisture from spring to fall, and fast-draining soil. Give little or no water in winter.

Echinopsis chamaecereus

Grows to 4 in. high, 1–2 ft. wide. The cylindrical, ribbed, 2–3-in. joints fall off easily and root just as easily; even tiny ones produce flowers. Blooms are bright scarlet, nearly 3 in. long. A great favorite with children.

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