Scientific name: Parodia rubibuenekeri
Common name: Parodia rubibuenekeri
Parodia rudibuenekeri is a small cactus. It is covered in white spines. As it grows, it produces small offsets. There are yellow and white flowers in the summer.
Quick Look at Parodia rubibuenekeri
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 8 in (20 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 2 in (5 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)
- Not cold-hardy
- Propagation by cuttings, offsets, seeds
- Generally non-toxic to people and pets
- Winter dormant
General Care for Parodia rubibuenekeri
Parodia rubibuenekeri grows slowly and is perfect for adding height, texture, and contrast to container gardens.
Parodia rubibuenekeri has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water in the winter when it is not active.
Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.
Where to Plant
It’s best to plant Parodia rubibuenekeri in a container that can be brought indoors if you live in a zone that gets less than 30 F. It does well in both full and partial sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Crassula perforata Parodia rubibuenekeri
Stems, offsets, or seeds can be used to propagation Parodia rubibuenekeri.
Parodia rubibuenekeri can be grown with a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
Parodia rubibuenekeri will produce small offsets. To remove the offsets from the main stem, use a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for a couple of days before laying on the soil.
This is one of the easiest ways to grow this plant as it does most of the work.
To grow Parodia rubibuenekeri from leaves, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. You will have a better chance of successful propagation.