Echinocereus albertii is a great option for both amateur and experienced growers alike. The beautiful spring flowers need to be seen to be believed and make an already great plant a must-have.
Echinocereus albertii: This is an easy growing clumping cactus. It produces long finger branches from the pot that have short spines which are relatively harmless.
In late spring it’ll produce beautiful vivid red and orange flowers that make it favorite for Cactus growers.
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The Peanut Cactus will not be able to tolerate a hard frost. If freezing conditions are forecast, it’s best to bring the cactus indoors to spend the colder months on a window cill or under grow lights.
As with most Cacti, Echinopsis chamaecereus requires a good amount of bright sunlight and infrequent watering.back to menu ↑
All potting soils must drain quickly in order to prevent root rot.
Potting containers should contain plenty of drainage holes on the bottom. Ideally, use a commercial Cactus or Succulent potting mix. If a premade mix is not available, mix 1/3 horticultural sand, 1/3 perlite, and 1/3 potting compost together.back to menu ↑
A peanut cactus should be watered enough to allow for water to drain out of the bottom of the pot.
Allow the potting mix to dry out before watering again.
During the growing months you may need to water more frequently, and inversely, during the dormant months water them less frequently.back to menu ↑