Seed Swaps

Golden ball cactus

Notocactus leninghausii

  • 10 plantings
  • 0 for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 0 stashed

'Golden ball cactus' is a plant in the Notocactus genus with a scientific name of Notocactus leninghausii.

The long, harmless and golden spines is why this cactus is appreciated by many. When young the plants are globular and then columnar. Older plants cluster from the base. When an adult plant reaches at least 20 cm tall the plants may produce yellow flowers at the top of the plants. Following the norm with cacti, this one requires well drained soil, a sunny exposure and no water in winter.1

Golden ball cactus is a flowering succulent perennial, it will last at least up to several years in its native climate.

Keep in mind when planning your garden that Golden ball cactus is known for growing to a erect habit.

Brazil is believed to be where Golden ball cactus originates from.

Golden ball cactus is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Golden ball cactus have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Golden ball cactus

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Golden ball cactus is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will typically do well in a plant of different extremes of cold temperature.

See our list of companion Plants for Golden ball cactus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Golden ball cactus from seed

Transplanting Golden ball cactus

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Golden ball cactus is a very hardy plant.

How long does Golden ball cactus take to grow?

These estimates for how long Golden ball cactus takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

Days to Germination How long does it take Golden ball cactus to germinate?

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Golden ball cactus?
+ days

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Maturity How long until Golden ball cactus is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ days

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Golden ball cactus?
= days

Other names for Golden ball cactus

Lemon ball cactus, Yellow tower

Misspellings: Yelow

Latest Golden ball cactus Reviews

  • This plant is now in full sun. It needs not be transplanted. The container is big enough so far.

    0 stars

    Kevalsha about growing Golden ball cactus

See all Golden ball cactus reviews and experiences »



Popular varieties of Golden ball cactus

More varieties of Golden ball cactus »

Golden ball cactus Forums

No groups yet - why not start a new one?