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Accepted Scientific Name: Parodia quiabayensis hort.
Origin and Habitat: Argentina (Locality unknown).
Description: Parodia quiabayensis (a.k.a. Parodia samaibaya ?) is a poorly known taxon which may not be a good species. It has showy ochre-orange flowers and short, straight or slightly curved spines. No other information available.
Cultivation and Propagation: Water these plants regularly, and fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer every 6 to 8 weeks, from mid-spring to late summer. This plant should remain rather dry at other times (especially in winter), except for a quick, periodic misting on warmer days in late winter. If it is kept absolutely dry for a long period, it tends to lose its roots in winter. It can tolerate light frost (- 4C°), but rots easily if wet and cold.
If the local climate is warm enough to grow this plant outside, be sure that soil is well drained and sun if full, but with protection from strong midday rays.
Propagation: By Seeds that are very fine. Patience is required when growing various Parodia species from their small, slowly germinating seeds, some of which take as many as two years to germinate.
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