This incredibly floriferous peanut cactus is a hybrid (Chamaecereus x Lobivia), with both genera now under the Echinopsis umbrella. The flowers are to 3 inches in diameter, rose-colored, and tinged with purple highlights. Not only is ‘Rose Quartz’ very appealing, but it’s also very resistant to insects such as mealybugs and to pathogens such as soft rot. It becomes dormant in stifling summer heat, as the original Chamaecereus is native to mountainous regions of South America. Echinopsis (xChamaelobivia) ‘Rose Quartz’ is an Altman Plants original hybrid.
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Recommended pairings: Espostoa melanostele, Oreocereus trollii
Bloom time: Spring to fall
Size: Up to 6 inches tall
Requires porous cactus soil with adequate drainage
Bright light with ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is dry during the active growing season
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (25-30° F)
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.