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Golden Ball Cactus
Scientific Name: Parodia leninghausii (Schumann) Brandt
Synonym: Eriocephala leninghausii, Malacocarpus leninghausii, Eriocactus leninghausii, Notocactus leninghausii, Echinocactus leninghausii
Family: Cactaceae
Golden Ball Cactus (Parodia  leninghausii) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: 25F (-4C), or possibly colder

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Southern Brazil (Rio Grand do Sul)

Growth Habits: Up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 5 inches in diameter (12 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water during the growing season, keep the plant dry in winter

Propagation: Seeds

This cactus is named for Guillermo Leninghaus a Brazilian collector.
The Golden Ball Cactus branches and become columnar as it ages. It blooms only when mature, but the yellow blossom in summer is worth the wait.

Blooming Habits:
The golden ball cactus has 2 inches in diameter pure yellow flowers

Fruiting Habits:

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