Chamaelobivia Red Hardy Peanut Cactus 13cm pot
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Chamaelobivia Red Hardy Peanut Cactus 13cm pot

Introducing Chamaelobivia, the hardy red peanut cactus!
  • A hybrid cactus of the Echinopsis family, Chamaelobivia is a clumping, hardy cactus that produces a profusion of large, bright red blooms in early summer.
  • Also known as the peanut cactus due to the appearance of its offsets, itís a great indoor plant and will also overwinter outside in the UK with little more protection than a cold greenhouse.
  • Chamaelobivia is a tough, hardy 'garden' cactus that will sit happily in drier areas inside and out.
  • Easy to care for and a real eye-catcher, if you don't have a garden you can grow this cactus perfectly well as an indoor houseplant.
  • Supplied as a single plant in a 13cm pot

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A hybrid cactus of the Echinopsis family, Chamaelobivia is a clumping, hardy cactus that produces a profusion of large, bright red blooms in early summer.

Also known as the peanut cactus due to the appearance of its offsets, itís a great indoor plant and will also overwinter outside in the UK with little more protection than a cold greenhouse.

Chamaelobivia is a tough, hardy 'garden' cactus that will sit happily in drier areas inside and out. Easy to care for and a real eye-catcher, if you don't have a garden you can grow this cactus perfectly well as an indoor houseplant.

Is it hardy? Yes definitely! Able to withstand temperatures down to -7įC when kept dry, this is a really robust little houseplant that will tolerate most conditions that are thrown at it.

Thriving in pots of gritty compost, it's able to withstand low temperatures when kept on the dry side as itís the wet rather than the cold that will promote the demise of this cactus - we've grown them successfully in pots outside in Lincolnshire!

This popular cactus has surprisingly large flowers which can grow up to 7.5 cm wide. To bloom in May, Chamaelobivia needs a cold period over winter after which you'll be rewarded with bright red flowers in late spring.

This cactus has an upright growth habit and produces multiple offsets which will bloom profusely. Flowers are up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter, brightly coloured, and tinged with iridescent highlights in the sun.

Place Chamaelobivia outside in your rock or gravel garden directly in the ground or in a pot on your balcony - it's so easy to grow that itís even great for kids to get their first taste of gardening.

Supplied as a single red flowered plant in a 13cm pot. Flowers May - June.

What Is Supplied

Item 680226 supplied as:

Supplied as a single red flowered plant in a 13cm pot. Grows to 20cm (8in) x 20cm (8in).

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

The cactus is sensitive to winter wet which will cause rotting, so make sure that it stays dry over the winter to ensure it survives.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Chamaelobivia Cactus:

  • Pot on into terracotta pots in cactus mix for best results.
  • If planting outside, mix the garden soil with plenty of horticultural grit to provide good drainage.

 

Aftercare Advice for Chamaelobivia Peanut cactus:

  • Grow in full sun in the summer and water only when needed, keeping the soil on the dry side.
  • Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between waterings, - in fact the stems will droop slightly before you need to water.
  • In the winter the cactus does not need water, just a light mist occasionally if inside. Never allow pots to sit in water.
  • Echinopsis appreciate strong light during the growing season. Move plants outdoors if possible but acclimate to direct sunlight slowly to prevent scorching.
  • During the growing season (March to October), feed with a cacti fertilizer mix or a standard multipurpose at ľ strength. Suspend feeding during the dormant winter period.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

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When Your Plant Will Flower
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
20 cm
20 cm
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