Its name comes from Greek and literally means "dwarf candle", in reference to the size of this cactus which, although developing in an elongated shape, never exceeds 10 centimeters in height. It has small light green stems and short strong spines. As it grows, it tends to cluster, developing horizontally. For its very small bodies it is often commonly known as "peanut cactus". These plants are very appreciated both for their easy cultivation and for their abundant blooms: with very little attention, Chamaecereus will adorn your homes with large bright flowers that will continue to bloom for several months!