Balloon Cactus (Notocactus magnificus 'Compacta')
This cactus is part of our Premium Cactus Collection.
Originated from Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and its vicinity, the Balloon Cactus has a gorgeous bluish grey exterior and produces bright, bold yellow flowers that lasts for 1 to 2 months. It has a round upper body and narrow base and resembles a balloon, hence the name.
As a compact form of maginificus, it grows 8 to 10cm across and up to 20cm tall in 10 to 20 years. It produces numerous offsets to create a dense cluster of plants.
Yes, while most cacti plants aren't poisonous to your pet, the chemical composition of the cacti sap can cause gastrointestinal ailments to your little friends. Plant has spines; use extreme caution when handling.
Notocactus magnificus 'Compacta'
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Size (Can grow to)
Very slow growing. Can grow up to 20cm tall produces numerous offsets
Full sun or partially shaded. Best under protected partially shaded positions outdoors. Indoors only in sunny positions otherwise they will lose their nice shape in growth. Can be kept in small pots for many years. Flowering will only occur in good light.
Low. Requires good draining succulent soil. Water when almost dry in summer and seldom in winter. This cactus will survive without water for very long periods and remain compact when dry.