Plant Care Yellow Tower

Yellow Tower

4.9 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Yellow Tower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Yellow Tower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

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 Yellow Tower


How often to water your Yellow Tower

Water needs for Yellow Tower
0.5 cups
every 12

Yellow Tower 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 Yellow Tower

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Yellow Tower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Yellow Tower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Yellow Tower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Yellow Tower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Yellow Tower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Yellow Tower: 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 Yellow Tower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Yellow Tower

Yellow Tower

Yellow Tower

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

Yellow Tower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Yellow Tower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Yellow Tower 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 82 XP
globe Madison, WI

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

Hanahnovotny avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 844 XP

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

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