Parodia leninghausii

Parodia leninghausii

Parodia leninghausii, commonly known as yellow tower cactus, golden ball or lemon ball, is a species of flowering plant in the Cactaceae family. This Brazilian cactus has a cylindrical stem growing to 1m height and 12 cm in diameter. It has more than 30 ribs covered with areoles bearing 3 to 4 central spines and 15 to 20 radial spines. Bright yellow flowers are produced, then spherical fruits containing brown seeds.


Common NameYellow Tower cactus/ Golden Ball/ Lemon Ball
Botanical nameParodia leninghausii
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourYellow
Height0.5 -> 1 m
Habitatrocky cracks,
Altitude300 – 1300 m
Bloom TimeJune – August
Plant TypeCactus, Succulent,
Fruit TypeBerry
different tolerancesDrought tolerant
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone10 (-1), 11 (+4)
Sun Exposurefull sun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Stony, Rocky
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, by division, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesDisease free

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