Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: stem cuttings
Flower: In the Spring
Flower Type: red-pink, purple-red
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' (peanut cactus)
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
What you need to remember is that this type of succulents needs to be watered for every 2 weeks
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Peanut Cactus, Rose Quartz Cactus"
Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' (peanut cactus) needs full sun to partial sun in order to thrive. Aim for 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, and adjust depending on the season and your climate. If you don't have an outdoor spot that receives sufficient light, consider placing your succulent near a south-facing window all year round.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' (peanut cactus) from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
One of the easiest and most popular ways to propagate Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' (peanut cactus) is by stem cuttings. This method involves cutting a stem from an existing succulent and planting it in soil to grow a new plant.
All parts of Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' (peanut cactus) are considered to be poisonous, and should never be ingested. Even contact with the sap can cause serious skin irritations in humans and animals, so it’s important to wear gloves when handling them.
Pests and Diseases
Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' (peanut cactus) can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.