Echinopsis chamaecereus

Peanut Cactus, Chamaecereus sylvestrii

A tolerant, free-blooming plant, the Sea Urchin Cactus can stand neglect and still multiply easily. Flowers can reach 6 to 8 inches long with good light and regular feedings. Use in rock gardens in warm climates, in containers in colder regions. Provide light shade for young plants. Give little or no water in winter.
Echinopsis chamaecereus, Peanut Cactus, Chamaecereus sylvestrii
Its spiny joints fall off easily, then root to create new plants. Water during growth and bloom. Prone to red spiders.

Attributes - Echinopsis chamaecereus

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

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