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Notocactus Rutilans Plant
3 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Description for Notocactus Rutilans
Plant height: 0.5 - 0.8 inches
Plant spread: 2 - 4 inches
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(s): Pink ball cactus
Flower colours: Light golden yellow to lemon yellow to reddish
Bloom time: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer
Max reachable height: Up to 50 cm
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Grow well in moderate-humid climate.
Sunlight: It likes a warm bright location, does great in partial shade but doesnt like full, hot blazing sun in the central summer month.
Soil: It prefers a neutral to slightly acidic mineral-based potting mix with plenty of extra grit and feeds it during the summer.
Water: 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.
Temperature: Ideal temperature 13 to 55.4 degrees F
Minimum temperature in winter 10 to 50 degrees F
Fertilizer: 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.