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Chamaelobivia hybrid - Peanut Cactus - Assortment of 4 Plants

Chamaelobivias Hybrids - Assortment of 4 flowering-size plants

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  • Cactaceae
  • Horticultural Hybrids
  • H 0.2m x L 0.2m
  • Z7
  • Perennial
  • Synonym : Peanut Cactus
  • 1 discovery assortment of 4 hybrids - different and mixed : 4 flowering-sized plants in godets
  • Discount price : 2.5 € per Cactus instead of 3.5 €


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Small clumping cacti forming compact tufts, with short, not so threatening thorns, and decorative all year round - both by their sculpural look and their flowering.

Chamaelobivias are hybrid cacti, resulting from the cross between Chamaecereus and Lobivias, two genera of wild mountain cacti endemic to the Andean highlands (1000 to 4600 m - Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru).
For this reason, this offspring tolerates freezing down to -8 or -12 °C (depending on the hybrid), provided that the plant is kept in a completely dry environment.

Chamaelobivias were created and selected by collectors and cacti enthusiasts for the abundance and the beauty of their multicolored spring bloom.
In May and June, the plants are completely covered with flowers, 3 to 5 cm in diameter, constantly renewed for several weeks.
Flowers still appear irregularly during summer.

Today, a large number of hybrids exist, with pure white, candy pink, fuschia, orange, yellow, red flowers...

Highly appreciated for their spectacular flowering, ease of care, and resistance to cold, Peanut-Cacti are among the easiest cacti to grow and to bloom, ideal for beginners.

Growing Tips

Plant your Chamaelobivias in pots that are shallow, but wide enough so that they can spread out and clump.

Use a soil mix for cacti or a Geranium potting mix - also enjoyed by this type of cactus.

Chamaelobivias need sun all year round for flowering well : Find them a sunny spot on a terrace, in the garden in a rockery, behind a window, in a veranda.

Repot each year in March, removing the old soil from between the roots.

Start watering again from April, gradually increasing the frequency of watering and the amount of water until the regular summer regime is reached in May.
You can then start adding liquid fertilizer for flowering plants every 15 days to the irrigation water.
Chamaelobivias like to eat and drink during their growing season - they are not desert cacti but mountain cacti.
In September, gradually reduce the waterings - both in frequency and volume of water.
Suspend them completely during the fall and winter - from October to March.

You can then bring your Chamaelobivias into a cellar with a window.
You can also leave them outside all year round by sheltering them from autumn and winter rains as well as from heavy frosts.
However, if you keep them in a heated room inside your house and they show signs of thirst, water them very sparingly, always letting the soil dry out between waterings.

With these growing tips, you will keep these adorable cacti for many years and enjoy their spectacular flowering again and again.

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Chamaelobivia hybrid - Peanut Cactus - Assortment of 4 Plants

Chamaelobivia hybrid - Peanut Cactus - Assortment of 4 Plants

Chamaelobivias Hybrids - Assortment of 4 flowering-size plants

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