Parodia Leninghausii - Plant
Description for Parodia Leninghausii
Species is appreciated because of the long harmless golden spines. The young plants are globular, then columnar up to 1m tall, 12 cm diameter and about 30 ribs. Old plants cluster from the base. Flowers are yellow, 5 cm diameter, at the top of the plants, but only if adult (at least 20 cm tall)
It produces very attractive, yellow, silky textured, funnel-shaped flowers in summer and is very popular even though it will take around five years to produce its first flowers. They start off having a spherical shape but become more columnar as they age and will naturally cluster from the base.
Good for xeriscape and gravel gardens but perhaps best suited to growing in containers where they can be brought indoors in winter. They can withstand a light frost providing they are kept dry, better to keep them protected over winter.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Yellow Tower cactus, Golden Ball, Lemon Ball||Bright Yellow||Mid Spring, Late Summer/Early Fall||15 to 60 cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
In temperate climate, keep them outside in summer. In the wild and in winter, plant accepts frost at -4 degrees C if totally dry. In cultivation, it is preferable to keep cold temperature, but more than +2 degrees C.
|Full sun to partial shade||Well-drained sandy soil||Regular watering in summer and not at all in winter||In temperate climate, keep them outside in summer. In the wild and in winter, plant accepts frost at -4 degrees C if totally dry. In cultivation, it is preferable to keep cold temperature, but more than +2 degrees C.||Use any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Parodia Leninghausii
- Do not over water.
- Avoid complete shade.
Typical uses of Parodia Leninghausii
Special features: Low maintenance, Drought-tolerant
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Cactus is used as an ornamental plant.
Medicinal use: NA
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