Parodia rigidispina growing cactus of the genus Parodia also known as Ball cactus, Parodia rigidispina perennial plant and used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Stem color green the shape is oval, the spines cover the entire stem angles white or yellow color.

Parodia rigidispina flowers

Flower color light yellow, orange, white or red, the flower bloom on top of cactus in bowl shape.

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Requirements for Parodia rigidispina growing and care:

More than -5C, dry soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Doesn’t like too much water

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:

Size of the plant:
5-15 cm, 2-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring to summer

General information about the flower
Yellow, orange, white or red flowers, the flower bloom on top of cactus in bowl shape

Scientific name:

Parodia rigidispina

Flower Colors