3 responses to “Parodia warasii”

  1. Douglas Justice

    Nice photo! It takes me back to the 1980s when I was much younger and an avid collector of cacti and other succulents. Parodia warasii (we called it Notocactus magnificus) was one of the first cacti I grew from seed. I remember being fascinated by the transition from a tiny seed into little furry pencil-eraser-sized plant, and then, when moved into the harsher conditions of a greenhouse, watching the development of longer spines and the beautiful glaucous-blue skin. I loved that the globes gradually inflated as the temperature, light and moisture increased in spring, and then in the autumn, the reversing of the conditions and deflation and more “ribbiness.” I can even remember the glazed octagonal container that my most perfect specimen ended up in. I eventually gave up the obsessive collecting and my involvement with the local cactus club (the Vancouver Desert Plant Society) as well as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, but not before coming to appreciate the wonderful, often bewildering diversity of these fascinating plants, and a number of the interesting (some, very interesting) people who study and collect them. Thanks for the memories, Daniel.

    1. Wendy L Cutler

      Where’s the “Like” button?

      1. Wendy L Cutler

        For the comment.

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