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Scarlet Ball Cactus
Scientific Name: Parodia haselbergii (Rümpler) Brandt
Synonym: Notocactus elachisanthus, Brasilicactus elachisanthus, Parodia elachisantha, Echinocactus elachisanthus, Malacocarpus haselbergii, Notocactus haselbergii, Echinocactus haselbergii, Brasilicactus haselbergii
Family: Cactaceae
Scarlet Ball Cactus (Parodia  haselbergii)
Notocactus haselbergii in late January
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10a-12

Frost Tolerance: keep above 32°F (0°C)

Heat Tolerance: Avoid too much heat in summer.

Sun Exposure: Shade

Origin: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul

Growth Habits: Solitary, fast growing, up to 4 inches high (10 cm), 6 inches wide (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water all year

Propagation: Seeds

This cactus is named after the collector Dr. F. von Haselberg. It is a heavy bloomer that can sport showy deep orange flowers for a long period of time.
Notocactus haselbergii v. stellatus has yellowish spines

Notocactus at B&B Cactus Nursery in early March

Blooming Habits:
Scarlet flowers in early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Deep orange to red 0.8 inches flowers (2 cm) at the end of the winter.

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