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Parodia leninghausii

English name: Yellow tower cactus

Latin name: Parodia leninghausii

Family: Cactus – Cactaceae

Origin: South America

Parodia leninghausii  naturally appears in areas where there are light frosts on winter nights. Young plants have a spherical shape, which with age becomes columnar. The yellow tower cactus grows up to 1 metre tall and 12 cm. in diameter. The stem has about 30 ribs.  Older plants grow clustered shoots. The spines are a long, golden colour, and are soft and not prickly. The yellow flowers, five centimetres in diameter, appear at the tips of shoots that have reached a height of more than 20 cm.

Parodia leninghausii