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PlantFiles: Parodia
Parodia werneri

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Parodia (par-ROH-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: werneri (WER-ner-ee) (Info)

Synonym:Parodia werneri subsp. werneri
Synonym:Notocactus arachnites
Synonym:Notocactus uebelmannianus

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Bright Yellow
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Oct 16, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The subspecies 'werneri' usually only grows solitary stems, while the 'pleiocephala' subspecies grows many clustering stems.

Positive palmbob On Mar 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice 'barrellike' cactus with shocking flowers of some shade of purple, or yellow or white.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Corona, California
Davis, California
Reseda, California
North Richland Hills, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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