Lemon Ball (Parodia leninghausii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Parodia leninghausii Accepted
Eriocactus leninghausii Synonym
Notocactus leninghausii Synonym

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 19, 2018 12:07 PM

Yellow-spined cylindrical cactus (only a ball in its youth) from subtropical Brazil, with green stems and yellow flowers. May be solitary or branching, to about 2 feet tall and 3-4 inches wide. About 30-35 ribs; areoles closely spaced; spines relatively fine and flexible. One of the most common Parodias in cultivation.

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