Chamaelobivia rose quartz

Chamaelobivia rose quartz

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Chamaelobivia are very popular hybrids that develop really amazing flowers of different colors on the original "peanut" body and many of these hybrids have cultivar names. This plants soon form spectacular clumps with 20-30 (or more) flowers at a time, and are quite a sight.

Most of these hybrids can grow outside all year and can take a lot of sun. Hardy from -4° to -12° C, depending on clone.

Cultivation and propagation: The Chamaelobiva hybrids are very easy to grow, and are the ideal plants for beginners. The parents of all Chamelobivia come from mountainous areas, so they like bright light, cool and dry conditions in the winter. They flower freely indoors if conditions suit them.

Growth rate: Chamaelobivia is a relatively fast growing and easily flowering species that will make large clumps given the best conditions.

Light: It requires full sun or light shade and careful watering to keep plant compact, and maintain strong and dense spines and allow the pot to dry out between waterings.

Watering: Keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. The plants can be placed outdoors in April, but protected from rain and direct sunlight. Water them thoroughly when placed out, and again in two weeks, and again in one week. After one month the plants are ready to be placed out in full sun and full rain for the summer. During dry spells the collection is watered once a week, during hot dry spells, twice a week.

Hardiness: It is reputedly resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather and requires a winter rest period (hardy to -7° C, or less for short periods).

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Spring - summer
Common Name Peanut cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Red
Frost Tolerance  -5° c for short periods
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11
Height Under 6 in
Origin Garden origin (nursery produced cultivar)
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Chamaelobivia rose quartz
Shape -
Sun Exposure Partial to light shade
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11/11/2021
Fusun A.
United States United States

Best online experience ever!

I love all five cacti that I received three days after I placed the order! This rose quartz looks in great shape. The pot and top dressing are perfect for now. I will not have to repot it until spring, which is a relief. Many thanks to Ana of Cactus Caffeine for pointing out this nursery and thanks to Planet Desert for restoring the Search bar as soon as I requested it. What a lovely community to be in :-)

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10/23/2021
Peter T.
United States United States

Larger than Imagined

Larger than expected specimen was delivered that required a bigger pot! It has a main trunk, but several offshoots that will develop nicely. I cannot wait for it to dazzle me with its vivid cherry colored blooms.

JG
10/21/2021
Jill G.
United States United States

Nice Plant

This is a very easy flowering cactus with absolutely beautiful flowers!

JV
10/06/2020
Jeffery V.
United States United States

Great plant

Great looking plant i will be happy when it flowers.

GK
09/07/2020
Gary K.
United States United States

Excellent service. I will use them again.

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Chamaelobivia rose quartz

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.