2 inch Parodia leninghausii
2 inch Parodia leninghausii
2 inch Parodia leninghausii
2 inch Parodia leninghausii

Parodia Leninghausii goes by the common name 'Golden Ball Cactus'. It is a cylindrical-looking cactus that has round columnar stems clustering from the base with age. This plant has its origin in Africa and belongs to the family of Cactaceae. Parodia Leninghausii offers a dormancy of winters and goes from 3 inches up to 12 inches in height.

Growth Rate

Parodia leninghausii grows at an extremely fast pace and is known to be easy-to-grow small ball succulent.


This wonderful cactus is known for its bright yellow-colored flowers that bloom in both - the spring and the late summer seasons.

Watering and Feeding

During the growing season of the plant, regular and daily watering needs to be provided to keep the soil lightly moist. Cut off watering during winters and water regularly during summers. Parodia leninghausii respond extremely well to fertilizers during the growing season. Feeding is not necessary if the compost is fresh and if it has been a while since the plant has been repotted. Feed it in summers.


This variety of cacti react well to moist, well-drained, and hydrated soil. Create a perfect mix of rich, high-quality, and fast-draining soil for quick and ideal growth.


The plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -4° C (24.8° F). Parodia leninghausii belongs to the hardiness zone of 9b to 11b.


Golden ball cactus plants require full sun exposure during the growing season. During the hottest hours, they prefer to stay in partial shade and can be exposed to direct sunlight in the morning sun.


Propagation for these cacti is easy. It can be done through offsets that are formed around the mother plant's base. These offsets are in the shape of clusters.

Parodia Leninghausii 'Golden Ball Cactus' is an attractive and unique plant that is appreciated because of its extraordinarily long and harmless golden spines. The plant is not just easy to grow and maintain, but also has spines that give out a soft glow, making Parodia leninghausii one of the most beautiful succulents.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Golden ball cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Bright yellow
Frost Tolerance -4°c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 3-12"
Origin Africa
Pot Size 2 inch
Scientific Name 2 inch Parodia leninghausii
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Michael T.
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Nice cacti

As usual came in great shape. It was actually bigger than in the picture, which I hear a lot of people complain about. I also have thought some of the plants I received in the past were "small", which I personally do not care about, but this one was bigger than expected and in great condition. Bravo PD!!

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2 inch Parodia leninghausii

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