Notocactus Rutilans - Plant

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Parodia rutilans, best known as Notocactus rutilans, is a small-growing, usually solitary, cactus species. The numerous stiff, sharp spines are varicoloured and the center is reddish-brown.
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Notocactus Rutilans Plant
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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.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Notocactus Rutilans

Special features: Low maintenance

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Plants are used as an ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-50180562
  • https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/112651/

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5 / 5 Aarti Dalvi 29 June 2018
Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?
5 / 5 Ashish Bhujbal 26 June 2018
Amazed us with safe and sound delivery
5 / 5 Dimple Hitesh 16 June 2018
Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!
5 / 5 prageet sharma 15 June 2018
Is it a live plant?
4 / 5 ganesh 10 June 2018
is the pot and soil included?
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