English Names: Pink ball cactus
Parodia rutilans, best known asNotocactus rutilans, is a small-growing, usually solitary, cactus species. The numerous stiff, sharp spines are varicolored and the centrals are reddish-brown. The flowers are very showy, 5 cm long, with much white wool along the tubes, and translucent petals, salmon to carmine-red shading to egg-yolk yellow in the centre.
Use: Plants is used as an ornamental plant.
Max reachable height:Up to 50 cm
Difficulty to grow:Easy to grow
Care: Do not over water. Avoid complete shade.
Sunlight:Partial sun light
Soil:Very light, rich in organic matter and lime.
Water:Watering in growing season
Fertilizer:Use any organic fertilizer.
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