Chamaelobivia is a very popular hybrid that develops really amazing flowers of different colors on the original “peanut” body and many of these hybrids have cultivar names. These plants soon form spectacular clumps with 20-30 (or more) flowers at a time and are quite a sight.
The Chamaelobiva hybrids are very easy to grow and are the ideal plants for beginners. The parents of all Chamelobivia come from mountainous areas, so they like bright light, cool and dry conditions in the winter. They flower freely indoors if conditions suit them.
Planting & Caring –
It requires full sun or light shade and careful watering to keep the plant compact, and maintain strong and dense spines and allow the pot to dry out between waterings.
Keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. The plants can be placed outdoors in April, but protected from rain and direct sunlight. Water them thoroughly when placed out, and again in two weeks, and again in one week. After one month the plants are ready to be placed out in full sun and full rain for the summer. During dry spells the collection is watered once a week, during hot dry spells, twice a week.