Parodia scopa subs. succinea f. albiseta - Silver Ball Cactus - Statement Plants

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Parodia scopa subs. succinea f. albiseta - Silver Ball Cactus

An attractive cactus with soft white spines and glossy yellow flowers. An easy to grow and low maintenance cactus.

Full sun to part shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • The Silver Ball Cactus is an easy to grow cactus with attractive white spines and very showy yellow flowers around the top of the stem in spring to summer.

    Also known as Notocactus scopa var. albispinus, Parodia scopa subs. succinea f. albiseta is a selected variant of Parodia scopa subs. succinea with pure white spines instead of the usual yellow of the subspecies.

    Parodia scopa grows well in a sunny position protected from the afternoon sun. It also does well in a bright indoor spot. Plant in a well draining soil mix and water moderately in the warmer months. Let the soil almost dry out between watering. Water sparingly in winter.

    To encourage the best blooms, let the plant have a cold period in winter and lightly feed during the growing months.

    Synonyms

    Silver Ball Cactus, Snowball Cactus
    Notocactus scopa var. albispinus, Notocactus succineus var. albisetus, Notocactus succineus var. albispinus, Parodia scopa f. albiseta


    Plant height 20-30cm
    Plant width 8-10cm. Large clumps can form with age
    Habit Globose, the columnar, branching from the base
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Green stem with white spines
    Flower Glossy yellow, showy
    Flowering time Spring
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.