Golden Ball Cactus (Parodia leninghausii) (Brandt): A Brazilian cactus named for its gentle yellow spines that give it a soft glow. It is an ideal windowsill plant because of its size and easy growth.
It will grow into a tall, columnar cactus if given room, but small pots help keep them a more manageable size. Wild specimens can reach 24.0" tall and 4.0" wide. This plant is fully rooted in a 3.5" pot.
- Easy growth
- Grow into a tall, columnar cactus
- Reach 24.0" tall and 4.0" wide
Parodia can tolerate slightly less sun and more water than other types of cacti. Mature plants can unfurl large, yellow flowers atop the tower that are a real treat to behold.
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Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 70% to 80% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite.