Parodia chrysacanthion

SKU: MYBG-CACT-PAR0-CHRY
filler
Rs.500
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

Yellow

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Water Requirement

Once a Week

Genus

Parodia

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Product Description

Parodia chrysacanthion is a small cactus covered with thick, yellow wool at the crown.Flowers are yellow, funnel-shaped, and 2 cm in diameter.

Golden Powder Puff

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Bolivia & Argentina

Description

Parodia chrysacanthion is a small cactusthat 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 tall and up to 4 inches in diameter. Yellowish-white areoles have yellow spines. Flowers are yellow, funnel-shaped, and 2 cm in diameter. They are produced in the center of the stem & blooms in summer.

Environment

Parodia Cactus prefers bright light and ample airflow. Outside it likes full sun or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. It requires excellent drainage provided by porous cactus soil. Repotting may be done every 2-3 years.

Water the soil abundantly when it is dry to the touch. Allow soil to drain thoroughly before watering again. Do not water much in the winter. Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between waterings, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally.

During the growing season, fertilize with a cacti fertilizer mix.

Landscape Uses
It is used as an ornamental, It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small.
The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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