Ball cactus Parodia schwebsiana

ball cactus


P. schwebsiana has a solitary globose to shortly cylindrical stem to 12cm in height, 8cm diameter, with hooked reddish central spines and shorter radials; flowers to 3cm across, funnel-shaped, deep red

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      ball cactus

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Up to 10 cm

    • Spread

      0-0.1 metre

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Drought Resistant Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in spring or summer

  • insectPests

    Aphids and mealybugs may cause problems

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free