Peanut Cactus Echinopsis

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  •  This listing is for a cute Peanut cactus growing in a 2 inch or 4 inch size.

     Echinopsis chamaecereus is a branched cactus with crowded stems that resemble the shape of the fingers, up to 6 inches (10 cm) tall. It has pale green stems, up to 6 inches (15 cm) long and up to 0.5 inches (1.2 cm) in diameter. It has 8 to 10 ribs which have 10 to 15 soft and white bristles.

     Most people don't know that cactus can have orange & red blooms which are about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. Sometimes, they have a long branch and two smaller balls, therefore, we nickname it the "penis cactus".

     This plant is fragile therefore some small pieces could fall off during shipping. You can put the pieces back into soil to make baby plants.

     All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
  •  Full sun. but might need partial shade in hot, dry summer.

     Porous and well-draining potting mix.

     Water deeply only when soil is dry and let it drain completely. Reduce watering during winter.

     Feed once a year during growing season.
  • Hardiness: 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C)
  • Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging. We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    *** We ship all year round, heat packs are available for purchase in the winter. Please purchase a heatpack if the temperature in your area is below 40F. If your heatpack isn't in the same order with your other plants, please drop us a message, we'll add it for you.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.

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Daisy D.
United States United States

Learning and raising little cactus.

I love it different I never seen anything like it. I’m glad is happy here, is doing well. I’m excited to see more healthy and different cactus. The first time I received a mother of a thousand and another cactus they both died. I have a green thumb. I been raising plants and palm trees for years. Also I have four cactus for over ten years. They grow a little every year.

Debra S.
United States United States

Cute Cactus!

Looks like a little pickle, too funny. I planted it with a corncob cactus and they both seem very happy. Can hardly wait until these babies bloom! All plants I've purchased from SucculentsBox have come to me in good shape and securely packaged. Good prices, very reasonable shipping and the huge selection make this my favorite place to succulent and cactus shop.

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Ronni W.
United States United States

my favorite

The peanut cactus is one of my favorite cacti I have received from Succulent Box. It came looking much fuller than the picture which always makes me happy! I could easily break this into 3-4 chunks for smaller groupings in terrariums

Madison B.
United States United States

funny little guys

right now they look more like cucumbers than peanuts, but they're super cute and already growing!

Dan L.
United States United States

Nothing peanuts here

Received this beautiful cactus in short time and in great shape. Within a couple of weeks it produced a beautiful bloom . I can not be more pleased.

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