Parodia hegerii is a plant belonging to the Cactaceae family. Its origin lies in Argentina, Bolivia. These cacti are characterized by solitary and cylindrical stems with 22 distinct ribs. The overall height of the cactus is less than 6 inches. It loves bright sunlight but shade during noon. The cactus is fast-growing initially but later, as it turns into an adult grows slowly. Its common name is Echinocactus herteri and Notocactus herteri. This slight frost-hardy plant is winter-dormant but blooms during Late Spring/Early Summer. The flowers are pale violet-pink to dark purple in color.
Notocactus herteri grows fast initially but after adulthood goes slow.
The Notocactus herteri cactus flowers during late Spring/Early Summer. The flowers are pale violet-pink to dark purple in color.
Watering and Feeding
This plant has average water needs. It should be watered regularly but never overwatered.
Parodia hegerii grows well in a typical cactus potting mix. Ensure it contains pumice or lapilli.
Parodia hegerii is slightly frost-hardy. The hardiness zone for the cactus is 9b to 11.
Parodia hegerii needs bright sunlight but shade during the hot afternoon hours.
The best way to propagate is from seeds.
Notocactus herteri prefers rocky and sandy soil. Therefore, it is found at low altitudes, but it is slowly getting extinct. These cacti are threatened by fire, grazing, and agriculture in their natural habitat. Therefore, help procreate the species by ordering your own from Planet Desert.
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