Parodia microsperma aureispina

Parodia microsperma aureispina

Parodia microsperma subsp. aureispina, commonly known as Golden Tom Thumb or Tom Thumb, is a perennial member of the Cactaceae family. It has a globose to cylindrical stem with 12 to 21 ribs. These ribs are covered with conical tubercles bearing 4 yellow-golden central spines and 11 to 13 white radial spines. This cactus produces yellow flowers and an ovoid fruit with brown seeds.


Common NameGolden Tom Thumb, Tom Thumb
Botanical nameParodia microsperma aureispina
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourYellow
Height10 -> 15 cm
Habitatrocky cracks,
Altitude300-1300 m
Bloom TimeMay -> June
Plant TypeCactus, Succulent,
Fruit TypeBerry
different tolerancesDrought tolerant
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone10 (-1), 11 (+4)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, by division, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesDisease free

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