Notocactus Rutilans - Plant
Description for Notocactus Rutilans
Notocactus rutilans is a synonym of Parodia mueller-melchersii. The plants are very free-flowering and self- fertile; producing many seeds. When in flower the whole plant shimmers with colour and it flowers when quite young.
The dull green, elongated spherical shoots reach heights of up to 8 centimetres and diameter of 6 centimetres. The areoles on them are white. The light golden yellow to lemon yellow to reddish flowers.
The flowers are very showy, 5 cm long, with much white wool along the tubes, and translucent petals, salmon to carmine-red shading to egg-yolk yellow in the centre.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Pink ball cactus||Light golden yellow to lemon yellow to reddish||Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer||Up to 50 cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Grow well in moderate-humid climate.
|It likes a warm bright location, does great in partial shade but doesnt like full, hot blazing sun in the central summer month.||It prefers a neutral to slightly acidic mineral-based potting mix with plenty of extra grit and feeds it during the summer.||Water during the growing season but pot plants in winter are wet-sensitive and needs to be kept dry (rots easily if a soil is wet and cold) tends to lose its roots in winter. Water Best if watered with rainwater.||Ideal temperature 13 to 55.4 degrees F
Minimum temperature in winter 10 to 50 degrees F
|Use any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Notocactus Rutilans
- Do not over water.
- Avoid complete shade.
Typical uses of Notocactus Rutilans
Special features: Low maintenance
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Plants are used as an ornamental plant.
Medicinal use: NA
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Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!