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Chamaelobivia (Cactus)

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Chamaelobivia

This cactus is a hybrid, therefore cultivated exclusively in laboratory, formed by two different genera, which are already identified by its name, composed by Chamaecereus and Lobivia. The two initial plants are both rather small, and in fact they generate a perennial cactus of equally small dimensions (due to the shape and size of its stems it is commonly called "peanut cactus"). The real beauty can be seen in spring, when from a long scale-like calyx, extremely bright flowers bloom, which are almost bigger than the plant itself: with very little attention, you can enjoy a vivacity, enclosed in such a simple plant, that is really unique! Here are some tips for its cultivation: It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest hours of the day. It prefers rather mild temperatures, however it still survives even at temperatures close to freezing if the soil is perfectly dry. Water your Chamaelobivia moderately, and wait for the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. It is enough to water it once a week in spring and summer, and reduce watering to once every two months in autumn and winter. We recommend as the best soil a well-draining and porous one, even better if further enriched with 50% of inert materials such as pumice, lapilli or clay. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.