Parodia herteri

Parodia herteri

Cactus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Parodia herteri
  • Common name: Cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Perfect for beginner cactus growers, Parodia herteri forms a single globe-shaped stem with brown-red spines, which may eventually become more cylindrical with age, and may also branch to develop off-shoots. Deep pink flowers with a large central yellow eye appear in summer. It’s an attractive cactus for a sunny windowsill and is easy to grow.

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Grow Parodia herteri in cactus compost, ideally in a container in a conservatory or on a windowsill. Water between March and September only, allow the compost to completely dry out in winter. As with all cacti growing in a temperate climate, Parodia herteri is ideally suited as a houseplant but may be moved on to a sunny patio in summer.

How to grow Parodia Herteri

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do Sow in July

Do Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Parodia Herteri and wildlife

Parodia herteri has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Parodia Herteri poisonous?

Parodia herteri has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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