Parodia leninghausii is an attractive columnar cactus from Brazil where it grows often on steep rocky inclines and cliffs, benefiting from the excellent drainage and water run-off that these gradients provide.
It is an extremely easy plant to care for and an ideal beginner cactus or first cactus for a child. Perfect on a window ledge or a well-lit desk, it needs to be watered sparingly from March through to October and not at all through the winter months until spring. A weak liquid solution of potassium-based fertiliser during the spring and early summer months will encourage it to flower once it has reached a mature size.
It is a reasonably cold-tolerant cactus and although not frost-hardy it will put up with the occasional dip into sub-zero temperatures as long as its roots are dry. It can be kept very easily in an unheated glasshouse under a layer or two of horticultural fleece.
For a no-fuss low-maintenance indoor plant it is hard to beat!
Grown in 1L Pots
Please Note: Succulents change colour throughout the year and the plants we deliver can look different from the pictures. All plants are shipped bare root (without soil).
|Soil||Free draining, plenty of Gravel|
|Moisture||Dry in Winter|