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Parodia rubibuenekeri

Parodia rudibuenekeri is a small barrel cactus. It is slow-growing, and is covered in white spines. As it grows, it produces small offsets that cluster together. Watch for pale yellow to white flowers in the summer.

Quick Look:

  • 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

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Parodia rubibuenekeri

Parodia rubibuenekeri grows slowly, making it perfect for adding height, texture, and contrast to container gardens.


Parodia rubibuenekeri has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water sparingly in the winter when it is dormant.

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Where to Plant

Parodia rubibuenekeri is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Crassula perforata Parodia rubibuenekeri

Parodia rubibuenekeri can be propagated from stem cuttings, offsets, or seeds.


To grow Parodia rubibuenekeri from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.


Parodia rubibuenekeri will produce small rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before laying on well-draining soil.

This is one of the easiest ways to propagate this succulent as it does most of the work itself.


To propagate Parodia rubibuenekeri from leaves, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of successful propagation.