Plant Care Peanut Cactus

Peanut Cactus

4.8 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Peanut Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Peanut Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Echinopsis chamaecereus
Echinopsis
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Peanut Cactus

Water

How often to water your Peanut Cactus

Water needs for Peanut Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Peanut Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Peanut Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Peanut Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peanut Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Peanut Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Peanut Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Peanut Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Peanut Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Peanut Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Peanut Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Peanut Cactus

Peanut Cactus

Peanut Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Peanut Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 13
Peanut Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Peanut Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Peanut Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Peanut Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Peanut Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Aetherson avatar
@Aetherson
leaf-1 89 Plants
xp 1,881 XP
globe Kingsville, Victoria
08/15/2021

Amazing little cactus. Loves tight quarters. Minimise water in winter and early spring to get large volumes of flame like flowers in late spring through to mid-summer’

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Crazycactuslady avatar
@Crazycactuslady
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 101 XP
08/12/2021

Peanut cacti don’t need a whole lot of sun. I’ve found that this little guy grows relatively fast without direct sunlight and actually prefers to be shaded.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Heather avatar
@Heather
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 54 XP
globe Yorba Linda, California
07/29/2021

grows tall really fast! so be prepared

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
76clarissa avatar
@76clarissa
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 148 XP
05/24/2021

cute tbh

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Brittany avatar
@Brittany
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 149 XP
05/17/2021

Beautiful and easy!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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