"Crested Scarlet Ball" Cactus


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Brasilicactus Haselbergii






Brasilicactus Haselbergii 'Scarlet Ball Cactus' is a very popular cactus with silvery white spines. It is a heavy bloomer that can sport showy deep orange flowers for a long period of time.It is a solitary, fast growing, little cactus.  Spherical more or less flattened, bright green, almost completely concealed by dense spines, up to 10 cm tall, 15 cm in diameter. The crown of the plant is usually set at an angle to prevent water-sitting. It is a relatively rapid growing and easy flowering species that will make clumps given the best conditions.


Like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes. 

Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. In a glass room you may have to provide some shade during a hot summers day to prevent sunburn

Feed every 4 weeks with a Nitrogen-poor and Potassium & Phosphorus-rich fertilizer during summer

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens

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