Parodia erinacea

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Parodia erinacea seeds

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Parodia erinacea

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Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.

Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.

Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.

Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.

Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.

good locations

Potential living space locations include; East, West or South windows and three to four season rooms with partial shade is good, but it will grow better with more light. This species can handle very brief periods of freezing cold air, but it is best to keep temperatures above 35 °F. If this variety is to be set outdoors during the growing season it needs to be in sunny location and will tolerate lots of rain.


This is a single stemmed cacti that rarely makes offsets, and grow as a globe up to 6 inches high and 8 inches wide. The flowers are fairly large with a glowing yellow color. The identiy of this plant is not completely certain and it is possible that these seeds are Parodia sellowii. We are going with the identiy of erinacea for now mostly because erinacea has a smaller rib count.



seed propagation origin

Plants are from a greenhouse in Colorado, and seeds are produced by

items included in purchase

Purchase price includes Parodia erinaceus seeds.

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