Plant Care Parodia Leninghausii

Parodia Leninghausii

4.9 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Parodia Leninghausii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Parodia Leninghausii has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Yellow Tower, Yellow Tower, Lemon Ball, Golden Ball, Golden Ball Cactus, Ball Cactus, fuzzy buckeye cactus, Parodia lening., parodia leninghuasii, Padrodia leninghausii and Parodia leninghausi

Taxonomy

Parodia lenninghausii
Parodia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Parodia Leninghausii

💦 Water

How often to water your Parodia Leninghausii

Water needs for Parodia Leninghausii
0.5 cups
every 12

Parodia Leninghausii needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Parodia Leninghausii

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Yellow Tower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Parodia Leninghausii: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Parodia Leninghausii love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Parodia Leninghausii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Parodia Leninghausii in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Parodia Leninghausii

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Parodia Leninghausii: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Parodia Leninghausii after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Parodia Leninghausii thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Parodia Leninghausii requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Parodia Leninghausii prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Parodia Leninghausii is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Parodia Leninghausii grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Parodia Leninghausii is native to Northern South America.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Parodia Leninghausii

Parodia Leninghausii

Parodia Leninghausii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Parodia Leninghausii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Parodia Leninghausii has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Parodia Leninghausii has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@Kidd213 avatar
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leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 614 XP
08/10/2021

Nice to look at

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@Levisplants avatar
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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Madison, WI
08/09/2021

It’s not very spiky and it’s easy to take care of

@hanahnovotny avatar
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leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 1,122 XP
03/13/2021

This cactus is my favorite little boy in the world. Soft spines make him a less dangerous option!

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