Golden Powder Puff
Bolivia & Argentina
Parodia chrysacanthion is a small cactusthat forms solitary, globular to columnar stems with spirally arranged ribs covered with thick, yellow wool at the crown. The stems grow up to 8 inches tall and up to 4 inches in diameter. Yellowish-white areoles have yellow spines. Flowers are yellow, funnel-shaped, and 2 cm in diameter. They are produced in the center of the stem & blooms in summer.
Parodia Cactus prefers bright light and ample airflow. Outside it likes full sun or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. It requires excellent drainage provided by porous cactus soil. Repotting may be done every 2-3 years.
Water the soil abundantly when it is dry to the touch. Allow soil to drain thoroughly before watering again. Do not water much in the winter. Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between waterings, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally.
During the growing season, fertilize with a cacti fertilizer mix.
It is used as an ornamental, It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small.