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Cactus warasi or warasii in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Parodia warasii

 

Cactus 'warasi' or 'warasii'

Parodia is a genus of cactus that range from small globose plants to 1 m tall columnar plants. They are deeply ribbed and spiny, with single flowers. Some species produce offsets at the base. They are popular in cultivation, but must be grown indoors where temperatures fall below 10 °C. Parodia warsii is a short columnar cactus usually solitary or slowly clustering related to the well-known Parodia leninghausii and similar to Parodia magnifica but with bright green surface. Stems became tall and erect as it ages (up to 60 cm tall, 30 cm in diameter).

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plant Features
  • Cactus warasi or warasii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cactus warasi or warasii likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Cactus warasi or warasii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Cactus warasi or warasii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cactus 'warasi' or 'warasii'

Latin name

Parodia warasii

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cactus warasi or warasii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cactus warasi or warasii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Cactus warasi or warasii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Cactus warasi or warasii likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cactus warasi or warasii is 0.30meters x 0.60meters 0.30 M 0.60 M

Parodia warasii

Parodia is a genus of cactus that range from small globose plants to 1 m tall columnar plants. They are deeply ribbed and spiny, with single flowers. Some species produce offsets at the base. They are popular in cultivation, but must be grown indoors where temperatures fall below 10 °C. Parodia warsii is a short columnar cactus usually solitary or slowly clustering related to the well-known Parodia leninghausii and similar to Parodia magnifica but with bright green surface. Stems became tall and erect as it ages (up to 60 cm tall, 30 cm in diameter).


Planting young plants

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Parodia typically don't like direct afternoon sunlight and should be in partial shade through the hottest hours. They can take direct sunlight in the morning and afternoons. A rich, fast-draining cactus mix is ideal. To plant, do this preferably during the warm season. To repot a cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Parodia cacti can be propagated easily from offsets, which readily form in clusters around the base of the mother plant. To propagate, carefully remove the offset and allow the cut section to dry on a paper towel for a few days. Depending on the size of the cut area, a callous will form over the cut surface. Once the callous has formed, place the new plant in a pot with a potting soil mixture and keep in a warm place until new roots emerge. Once the plant is established, repot it into a regular container. Parodia are also relatively easy to grow from seeds. Once the sprouts have emerged, keep them regularly moist for the few months and be prepared to wait: some of the more common Parodia species can take a long time to grow to a decent size.

 
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