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Care of the plant Rebutia canigueralii or Sulcorebutia rauschii.

Care of the plant Rebutia canigueralii or Sulcorebutia rauschii

The genus Rebutia, family Cactaceae, includes 40 species of cactus native to Bolivia, Peru and Argentina. Some species are: Rebutia canigueralii, Rebutia deminuta, Rebutia muscula, Rebutia krainziana, Rebutia heliosa, Rebutia albiflora, Rebutia minuscula, Rebutia perplexa, Rebutia cv Sunrise (cultivar).

Scientific synonyms: Weingartia canigueralii, Sulcorebutia rauschii. This species is native to Bolivia.

They are small cacti that reach 2 cm in height and spread laterally, forming colonies. They have up to 16 ribs arranged in a spiral with elongated white areolas. They have 11 small black radial spines that point downward and usually stick to the epidermis of the cactus. The flowers are pink with a white center. They bloom in spring.

These easy-to-grow plants are used in pots and planters or mini cactus and succulent gardens due to their small size.

Rebutia canigueralii grows in full sun or light shade exposure. It's better not to expose them to less than 4ºC in winter.

The soil can be a commercial cactus substrate or a mixture of 50% leaf mulch and 50% coarse sand. The transplant, which is not usually necessary, is done in early spring.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely; they resist drought well. In mid-autumn stop watering until early spring.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

It's important not to over water because they are sensitive to rot.

They reproduce easily from the lateral suckers.

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Rebutia canigueralii
Rebutia canigueralii
Rebutia canigueralii
Rebutia canigueralii
Rebutia canigueralii
 

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