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Parodia




The beautiful furry flower buds of a
Parodia mammulosa ssp. eugeniae in my collection


     Named for the Argentine biologist Lorenzo Raimundo Parodi, Parodia is a genus of about fifty species of globular to short columnar cacti native to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil. The former genus Notocactus is now included in the genus. Species range from small globular plants to columnars up to three feet tall. Some are solitary and some produce offsets. All produce large colorful flowers.
     Most Parodias are easy to grow but some are known to be rot prone. They should be potted in a mix with a little extra grit or perlite added and watered very sparingly in winter and moderately the rest of the year. They are easy to propagate from seeds or offsets.

I have several species of Parodia.

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Parodia mammulosa
ssp eugeniae


Parodia
roseolutea


Parodia scopa
ssp. neobuenekeri


Parodia
mammulosa


Parodia
magnifica


Parodia leninghausii
"Golden Ball"


Parodia
erubescens


Parodia
herteri


Parodia haselbergii
"Scarlet Ball"


Parodia
turecekiana


Parodia
scopa


Parodia
microsperma


Parodia
penicillata


Parodia scopa
ssp. succinea


Parodia
rutilans


Parodia
erinacea


Parodia
subterranea

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