The peanut cactus is a low growing native of Argentina, known for its funnel-shaped red-orange blossoms, which arrive in the late spring. The stubby stems grow upright to around 4″ (10 cm) then snake along the surface of the plant’s container. The peanut cactus is a cross between Chamaecereus and Lobivia cactus species, producing a hearty hybrid with sturdier stems and flashier flowers. This cactus prefers well drained soil and the opportunity to dry out completely over the winter, but otherwise it tolerates some neglect.
Perfect for all kinds of containers, even hanging baskets. Soft spines make this a great cactus for child gardeners. Shallow roots allow it to thrive in sleek low-profile containers. Great for a sunny windowsill in a home or office. Makes a great gift plant, especially for those inexperienced with houseplants. May be displayed outdoors in warmer weather.