Cactus plants to grow - Chamaelobivia

Chamaelobivia ‘Lincoln Happy Thoughts’

Cactus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Happy Thoughts'
  • Common name: Cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Chamaelobivia is a lovely, small-growing cactus, forming miniature spiked cones from which huge pink or red flowers emerge in summer. A hybrid between Chamaecereus and Lobivia, both native to Central America, it’s small and easy to grow.

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Chamaelobivia ’Lincoln Happy Thoughts’ bears bright, cerise-pink flowers with a yellow throat. It’s perfect for growing on a sunny window sill, and may be taken outside on a sheltered, sunny patio in summer.

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Grow Chamaelobivia ’Lincoln Happy Thoughts’ in free-draining soil or cactus compost, in full sun. Water every three to four days in summer but allow to dry out completely in winter. One of the hardier cacti, it’s possible to grow chamaelobivia outside if temperatures don’t fall below freezing too often.

How to grow Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln happy thoughts'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln happy thoughts' and wildlife

Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Happy Thoughts' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln happy thoughts' poisonous?

Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Happy Thoughts' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People