Parodia leninghausii - Planet Desert
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Parodia Leninghausii goes by the common name 'Lemon Ball Cactus or Golden Ball Cactus'. It is a cylindrical-looking cactus that has round columnar stems clustering from the base with age. This plant has its origins in Africa and belongs to the family 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 an easy-to-grow small ball succulent.

Flowering

This wonderful cactus is known for its bright yellow-colored flowers that bloom in both the spring and 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 the winter and water regularly during the summer. Parodia leninghausii responds extremely well to fertilizers during the growing season. Feeding is not necessary if the compost is fresh or if it has been a while since the plant has been repotted. Feed it in the summer.

Soil

This variety of cacti reacts 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.

Hardiness

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

Light

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

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

Bloom Season Spring, late summer
Botanical Name Parodia leninghausii
Common Name Golden ball cactus
Common Name Golden ball cactus, Yellow tower cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Genus Parodia
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Mature Size 312"
Native Area Africa
Resistance 4°c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Lemon Ball Cactus 'Parodia leninghausii'

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Parodia Leninghausii goes by the common name 'Lemon Ball Cactus or Golden Ball Cactus'. It is a cylindrical-looking cactus that has round columnar stems clustering from the base with age. This plant has its origins in Africa and belongs to the family 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 an easy-to-grow small ball succulent.

Flowering

This wonderful cactus is known for its bright yellow-colored flowers that bloom in both the spring and 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 the winter and water regularly during the summer. Parodia leninghausii responds extremely well to fertilizers during the growing season. Feeding is not necessary if the compost is fresh or if it has been a while since the plant has been repotted. Feed it in the summer.

Soil

This variety of cacti reacts 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.

Hardiness

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

Light

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

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

Bloom Season Spring, late summer
Botanical Name Parodia leninghausii
Common Name Golden ball cactus
Common Name Golden ball cactus, Yellow tower cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Genus Parodia
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Mature Size 312"
Native Area Africa
Resistance 4°c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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