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


Parodia lenninghausii

How to care for Parodia Leninghausii


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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Care Summary for Parodia Leninghausii

Parodia Leninghausii

Parodia Leninghausii

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 474 XP
globe La Puente, CA

Nice to look at

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Levisplants avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 80 XP
globe Madison, WI

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

Hanahnovotny avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 837 XP

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

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