Parodia ottonis

Parodia ottonis

Parodia ottonis, commonly known as Indian head cactus, is a perennial member of the Cactaceae family. It has a globose to cylindrical stem with 6 to 16 straight ribs. These are covered with some circular areoles holding 1 to 4 long central spines and 4 to 15 radial spines. This cactus produces yellow, funnel-shaped flowers and ovoid fruits containing numerous black seeds.


Common NameIndian Head Cactus
Botanical nameParodia ottonis
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourYellow
Height3 -> 15 cm
Altitude1000 m
Bloom TimeMay -> July
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, light shade
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Stony, Sandy, Peaty
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ Diseasesdisease free

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