Notocactus rutilans



Parodia rutilans, best known as Notocactus rutilans, is a small-growing, usually solitary, cactus species. The numerous stiff, sharp spines are varicoloured and the centre is reddish-brown.

Sr Item name
1 Notocactus rutilans – Cactus Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Notocactus rutilans is a synonym of Parodia mueller-melchersii. The plants are very free-flowering and self-fertile; producing many seeds. When in flower the whole plant shimmers with colour and it flowers when quite young. The dull green, elongated spherical shoots reach heights of up to 8 centimetres and a diameter of 6 centimetres.

The areoles on them are white. The light golden yellow to lemon yellow to reddish flowers. The flowers are very showy, 5 cm long, with much white wool along the tubes, and translucent petals, salmon to carmine-red shading to egg-yolk yellow in the centre.

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Common Name Pink ball cactus
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 50 cm
Flower Colour Light golden yellow to lemon yellow to reddish
Bloom Time Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Do not overwater.

Avoid the complete shade.
Notocactus Rutilans Care
Grow well in moderate-humid climates.

Sunlight It likes a warm bright location, does great in partial shade but doesn’t like full, hot blazing sun in the central summer month.
Watering Water during the growing season but pot plants in winter are wet-sensitive and need to be kept dry (rots easily if the soil is wet and cold) tends to lose its roots in winter. Water Best if watered with rainwater.
Soil It prefers a neutral to slightly acidic mineral-based potting mix with plenty of extra grit and feeds it during the summer.
Temperature Ideal temperature 13 to 55.4 degrees F

The minimum temperature in winter 10 to 50 degrees F

Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.

Notocactus Rutilans Special Feature

Low maintenance

Notocactus Rutilans Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Plants are used as an ornamental plant


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