Parodia Mairanana Red Tom Thumb
This cute little cactus can add a tropical touch to your plant collection! You will receive a plant that looks like the pictures in a 3.5” pot to protect from root damage. This cactus may or may not be blooming when you order.
Parodia Mairanana or “Red tom thumb” as its common name belongs to the family Cactaceae. Its globose shape makes it look different from the rest of the plants. With its origin in Bolivia, this beautiful succulent grows up to 36 inches in height. “Red tom thumb” is winter sensitive & is a winter dormant plant.
“Red tom thumb” is a slow-growing plant that usually takes 6-12 months to attain mature growth.
The biggest highlight of this plant is its blooming flowers in bright yellow color. The stunning blooms become a reason for having it in your garden.
Water in about every two weeks in summers. Refrain from watering if the soil feels wet at the touch. Keep plants dry in winters during their dormancy.
“Red tom thumb” succulents prefer light and well-draining soil. The fully drained soil ensures the healthy growth of the plants.
This plant has a frost tolerance of about -4°c or 24.8°F, which gives good temperature durability and a hardiness zone of about 9b to 11b.
Parodia Mairanana likes to be in full sun to grow. This popular houseplant is possibly the best succulent to grow with an attractive appearance.
Propagate this plant from cuttings. Simply cut a stem from a healthy plant and directly put that into dry soil. This method is commonly followed in the winter season as it gives the best result in that season.
Parodia Mairanana “Red tom thumb” succulent is low-maintenance and suitable for beginners. Perfect for enhancing your garden’s beauty.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring-mid summer|
|Common Name||Red tom thumb|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Parodia mairanana|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|