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Parodia magnifica/Ball Cactus, Balloon Cactus

Parodia magnifica / Parodia magnifica
Like most cactus, root loss occurs with this one when soil too wet
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Like most cactus, root loss occurs with this one when soil too wet

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Scientific Name: Parodia magnifica
Common Name: Ball Cactus, Balloon Cactus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: In very hot positions in the landscape, it will benefit from shade in the afternoon. With its golden spine and dark green color, it is one of the most attractive cactus of this genus. It is grown in containers and does well indoors where it get adequate light. Its shape resemble that of hot air balloons and thus a common name for it.