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Parodia chrysacanthion (Golden Powder Puff)

Parodia chrysacanthion (Golden Powder Puff)


Scientific Name

Parodia chrysacanthion (K. Schum.) Backeb.

Common Names

Golden Powder Puff

Synonyms

Echinocactus chrysacanthion

Scientific Classification

Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Notocacteae
Genus: Parodia

Description

Parodia chrysacanthion is a small cactus that forms solitary, globular to columnar stems with spirally arranged ribs covered with thick, yellow wool at the crown. The stems grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Yellowish-white areoles have yellow spines. Flowers are yellow, funnel-shaped, and 0.8 inches (2 cm) in diameter. They are produced in the center of the stem.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

If you can grow cacti and succulents successfully, you can likely grow the popular Parodia without too much trouble. However, it is key to remember that Parodias do not like direct sunlight and are accustomed to more even water than many other cacti species. The cactus mustn't be exposed to prolonged dampness and sitting water. Never let your cactus sit in a dish of water. To encourage better flowering, allow the plants to enjoy a cooling period in the winter and dramatically cut back watering. Unlike other cacti species, however, you don't need to stop watering entirely. Lastly, make sure to fertilize during the growing season for the best results.

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot Parodia, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Parodia.

Origin

Parodia chrysacanthion is native to Argentina (Jujuy).

Links

  • Back to genus Parodia
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Propagating Ball Cactus

Ball cacti can be propagated easily from offsets, which readily form in clusters around the base of the mother plant. To propagate, carefully remove an offset and allow the cut section to dry on a paper towel for a few days–depending on the size of the cut area, a callous will form over the cut surface. Once the callous has formed, place the new plant in a pot with a cactus or succulent soil mixture and keep it in a warm place until new roots emerge. Once the cactus is established, repot it into a regular-sized container.


Parodia chrysacanthion

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Parodia chrysacanthion

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Also known as Golden Powder Puff.

Flower: The crown bears a mass of large golden flowers in spring and, often, pale yellow wool.

Cultivation and propagation: Water these plants regularly This plant should remain rather dry at other times (especially in winter), except for a quick, periodic misting on warmer days in late winter. If it is kept absolutely dry for a long period, it tends to lose its roots in winter. It can tolerate light frost (- 4C°), but rots easily if wet and cold.
If the local climate is warm enough to grow this plant outside, be sure that soil is well drained and sun if full, but with protection from strong midday rays.

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(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Also known as Golden Powder Puff.

Flower: The crown bears a mass of large golden flowers in spring and, often, pale yellow wool.

Cultivation and propagation: Water these plants regularly This plant should remain rather dry at other times (especially in winter), except for a quick, periodic misting on warmer days in late winter. If it is kept absolutely dry for a long period, it tends to lose its roots in winter. It can tolerate light frost (- 4C°), but rots easily if wet and cold.
If the local climate is warm enough to grow this plant outside, be sure that soil is well drained and sun if full, but with protection from strong midday rays.


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