Peanut Cactus - Echinopsis Chamaecereus

₹ 120.00

Echinopsis chamaecereus is a species of mat forming cactus with many crowded finger-like stems.It is one of the most popular ornamental cacti and is grown for its unique finger-like shoots and bright scarlet flowers. Echinopsis chamaecereus young shoots somewhat resemble peanuts. With increasing age, however, the shoots of this cactus lengthen into cylindrical finger-like stems which are pale green, very soft and segmented lengthwise by 8 to 10 narrow, low ribs with broad, shallow indentations in between. The main stems are about 15cm (6 inch) long and 2cm (0.8 inch) in diameter and they tend to lie on the surface of the potting mixture with many much smaller branches distributed among them. This cactus branches and spreads so rapidly that it will cover the surface of a 15cm (6 inch) half-pot in two years. Each of the small areoles that are closely spaced along the ribs carries 10 to 15 short, whitish spines. Deep scarlet, cup-shaped flowers about 2.5cm (1 inch) wide are produced from the areoles in early summer. Individual flowers last about a day, but the flowering period extends for two to three weeks Echinopsis chamaecereus needs direct sunlight; it form thin, over-elongated shoots if grown in poor light.Sun exposure should be gradual so as not to burn the plants. Best placement for Echinopsis chamaecereus is an exposure to full sun in cool climates or lightly shaded in hot climates; it is important to provide a good brightness . As regards the watering, Echinopsis chamaecereus have to be watered deeply every 15 days . Water Echinopsis chamaecereus moderately, enough to make the potting mixture thoroughly moist (Note: The image is for reference purpose only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height etc.)