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Parodia - Leninghausii aka Little Tower

Parodia - Leninghausii aka Little Tower


Parodia leninghausii is an attractive cactus appreciated because of the long harmless golden spines. Stems are initially globular, then become columnar, and have about 30 ribs. Old plants cluster from the base. The stems grow up to 3.3 feet (1 m) tall and 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter. Flowers are yellow, up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, and appear at the top of the stems, but only if adult, at least 8 inches (20 cm) tall.


It's key to remember that Parodias don't like direct sunlight and are accustomed to more even water than many other cacti species. The cactus mustn't be exposed to prolonged dampness and sitting water. Never let your cactus sit in a dish of water. To encourage better flowering, allow the plants to enjoy a cooling period in the winter and dramatically cut back watering. However, unlike other cacti species, you don't need to stop watering entirely. Lastly, make sure to fertilizer during the growing season for the best results.



* Picture and information intended only as a guide.  Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.


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