Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut

Also known as The peanuts cactus, Echinopsis chamaecereus (probably best known under its old name Chamaecereus silvestrii), is a very popular cactus with many crowded finger-like stems. Established plants can reach a height of 15 cm and width of 30 (or more) cm.

Flowers: Orange-red about 5 cm in diameter, often produced in prolific quantities from an early age.

Blooming season: In several flushes in late spring and early summer.

Cultivation and Propagation: This is an easily grown cactus, suited to hanging baskets as well as pots. Grow in well-drained soil in a sunny spot. This Echinopsis needs a period of cool rest in winter to produce flowers abundantly. It flowers freely indoors if conditions suit it. The plant survives outside without protection in winter (cold hardy to -8° ) but somewhat prone to rot, then, too.


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Blooming Season Late spring/early summer
Common Name Peanut cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Red
Frost Tolerance −7°c (19°f)
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11
Height 6-12 in.
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade

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Barbara R.
United States United States

Beautiful Specimen!!!

Arrived carefully packaged and in excellent condition. Looks to be thriving in it's new home. Thank you!

Susan L.
United States United States

This plant is clearly a boy!

Healthy appearing good sized single division, perfectly packaged, stands *****.

Caryn T.
United States United States

Healthy and adorable!

I am very happy with my purchase. My order was shipped promptly. The plants were packaged very carefully and got here almost completely uninjured.

Peter T.
United States United States

Bigger than Expected

Fantastic choice with several offshoots that promise many years of beautiful blooms. An even bigger specimen that I had planned, so much so that I had to get a larger terra cotta pot for its new home!

Sue S.
United States United States

Echinopsis cactus

This healthy little cactus was all I could have asked for. It arrived in perfect condition and beautifully healthy.

Echinopsis chamaecereus Peanut

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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.

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Depending on the species and season, 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.

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