This durable group of cacti are popular with everyone from beginners to cacti collectors. They’re so easy to grow and they bloom readily when given the right conditions. Parodia are native to grassy highland regions of South America. The typical growth habit for several species is to start as a globe-shape when young, then gradually grow into a more columnar form. Common names associated with the Parodia genus are: Lemon Ball, Yellow Tower, Silver Ball, Golden Powder Puff, Tom Thumb, and Indian Head Cactus. Many species of Parodia were previously known as Notocactus. They are all now reclassified as Parodia.
Potted Parodia can be grown outdoors in the summer and brought back inside when temperatures are expected to fall below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C). Can be grown outdoors year-round in frost-free climates, in a pot or in the ground.
Perfect for all kinds of containers. Makes a nice windowsill plant. Constant blossoms and sweet perfume suit this cactus for a cheery display in living areas. Makes a perfect get-well pick-me-up gift for hospitals or the homebound. May be displayed outdoors during warm weather.