Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana
Parodia mairanana

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. 

Growth Rate

“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, and

Blooming Season Late spring-mid summer
Common Name Red tom thumb
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Bright yellow
Frost Tolerance -4°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 36"
Origin Bolivia
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Parodia mairanana
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Stephanie E.
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can't wait til it blooms

john f.
United States United States

Great plants

Excellent service. The plants were very well packaged. The instructions were very helpful.

Torsten D.
United States United States

Parodia mairanana

Beautiful specimen starting to bloom already.

Sandy S.
United States United States

Parodia mairanana

So far it has survived this summer of record heat! Cannot wait to see it bloom!

Sandy S.
United States United States

Parodia mairanana

Very good!

Parodia mairanana

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.