Peanut Cactus Updates
The Most Wonderful Cactus
This peanut cactus has been an absolute treat to care for. This cactus grows fast, is super resilient to changes in temperature, and it looks awesome.
If you would like to learn more about peanut cacti in general, check out our webpage: Peanut Cactus Care
This cactus was purchased from a local store in 2020. In less than a year, it has doubled in height and produced gorgeous rosy-pink flowers that last a few days at a time.
It continues to produce new branches that develop new cactus plants, allowing it to spread rapidly.
Positives of the Peanut Cactus:
This cactus is perfect for beginners, whether they intend to grow succulents, houseplants, trees, cacti, or all of them at once.
It has survived undamaged with temperatures consistently dropping into the low 50°Fs and high 40°Fs (~10°C) for multiple nights. It has survived scorching sunlight in days well above 90°F (32°C) without drying out.
The peanut cactus is the perfect plant for individuals that live in temperate regions that experience harsh swings in weather. It will happily thrive outdoors from early summer to fall, and it may even flower.
Additionally, this cactus will thrive in both dry and moist environments. It can be left outside during rainstorms without fear of rotting, and it will survive direct sunlight on the driest of days without wilting.
Finally, this plant makes for the perfect living decor and doesn’t need much physical attention (like pruning) in order to grow in beautiful orientations.
Negatives of the Peanut Cactus
To put it simply–there really are none!
For example, one negative might be that this cactus tends to be quite fragile because it grows so rapidly. The branches can break off easily, but this might be a positive for some.
In fact, these cacti propagate best by branch. In a couple of weeks after breaking off the main plant, the branched had developed their own root systems and continued to grow in the soil (pictured above).