Parodia leninghausii 'Golden Ball Cactus'


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Golden Ball Cactus (Parodia leninghausii) is a Brazilian cactus named for its gentle yellow spines that give it a soft glow. It is an ideal windowsill plant because of its size and easy growth when protected from freezing temperatures. It will grow into a tall, columnar cactus if given room, but small pots help keep them a more manageable size. Parodia need slightly less sun and more water than other types of cacti, so try to protect it from direct sun if the temperature exceeds 85F. Mature plants can unfurl large, yellow flowers atop the tower that are a real treat to behold.

Color - Primary


Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 9 (20F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Clumping / Mounding

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill