Parodia werdermanniana 'vanvlietii'

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Parodia werdermanniana 'vanvlietii' 32 Seeds & Kit


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Cactus Seed Growing System Kit Instructions

Step One: Remove plastic wrap from seed starting supplies; 10oz cup, peat pot, seed package and plastic baggie containing growing medium.


Step Two: Pour growing medium into peat pot at bottom of 10oz cup, and set plastic baggie aside.


Step Three: Pour 1/8 cup of distilled or filtered water into 10oz cup, soaking the growing medium and peat pot. Water may take several minutes to soak in.


Step Four: Open seed package and sprinkle seeds on top of wet growing medium.


Step Five: Keep seeds wet inside of plastic baggie, and then remove baggie after seeds begin to germinate.


Ambient daytime temperature for seeds to germinate will need to be over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Germination times will vary between 1 to 4 weeks, and some cactus seeds may germinate as late as 2 years after having been planted.


After seeds begin to germinate remove plastic baggie keeping seedlings uncovered. Water seedlings alternating between wet and dry growing medium until seedlings are large enough to transplant into their own small flower pots.


Parodia werdermanniana 'vanvlietii'

Adult Plant Growing Information

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Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.

Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.

Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.

Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.

Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.

good locations

Potential living space locations include; East, West or South windows and three to four season rooms with partial shade is good, but it will grow better with more light. This species does best in warm conditions, and will need the temperatures to remain above 45 °F. If this variety is to be set outdoors during the growing season it needs to be in sunny location with some filtered light and will tolerate lots of rain. This species can suffer skin damage if it is exposed to too much sun on very hot days, so filtered light in the mid day heat prevents this species from suffering cosmetic damage.

This species sports bright red spines that will retain their color if the plant is kept out of extreme conditions. This is a cactus that can be set outdoors only in the warmest part of the growing season, otherwise it's better to keep it in a sunny window.


The plant grows as a more columnar cactus than globular, although it remains globular as a young plant for many years. When it is older it may be up to 3 inches wide and 6 inches high, and have multiple side branches along the stem and/or pups at the base of the stem. The flowers are bright yellow cone shapes, and these plants are beautiful with deep green skin and bright red spines.



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