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  Parodia herzogii
(Syn: Parodia microsperma)
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Parodia herzogii (microsperma)
 

Description: Usually solitary globose or cylindrical, up to 6 cm tall, 10 cm wide.
Flowers:
Deep orange to blood red diameter 4cm.

Cultivation:  Needs regular water in summer. Keep rather dry in winter, tends to lose its roots in winter. Can tolerate light frost (-1C)
Propagation:
By Seeds. The seed of this plant are extremely small and must be sown on the surface of the germination substrate (not buried!!) But the seedlings  after germination are so minuscule and delicate that it quite problematic to keep them alive. So for this species it is usually used the baggy germination technique (in a sterilized pot hermetically closed in a plastic sachet)

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Parodia herzogii W. Rausch, Kakt. And. Sukk., 32 (2): 31, 1981.
Parodia microsperma 'herzogii' (Rausch)

Scientific name: Parodia microsperma (F. A. C. Weber) Speg. 1923

Origin: Southern Bolivia, northern Argentina

Ethymology: named after MERCEDES HERZOG, the wife of Dieter Herzog


The flowers are blood red coloured and very showy.
 

 


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Parodia microsperma 
(This taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):



 

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