With the name rebutzia in 1895, derived from the famous French expert on succulent plants P. Rebut, about fifty succulent plants from Bolivia and Argentina were grouped together. They are globose cacti, with closely joined tubercles. Many species are cespitose.
They are cultivated for the flowers that bloom in large numbers, quite large, considering the size of the plants.
Bloom in the areolas near the base of the plant. These plants love sunny, very bright locations.
Watering and soil
Watering: like many other cacti, also the Rebutias do not need many waterings, it is good to wait until the soil is completely dry between one watering and another; in winter it is advisable to suspend the watering altogether.
Soil: four parts of universal soil, mixed with three leaves of leaf soil and two parts of sand.
Rebutia albiflora: Other tips
Multiplication: it takes place by sowing: they are sown in spring and the seeds are kept at a temperature of about 21 ° C.
It often happens that at the base of the mother plant new seedlings are formed by seed that we can repot as soon as they reach a size sufficient to be able to handle them.
Pests and diseases: if too abundantly irrigated, Rebutia is easily hit by root rot; the most common parasites we need to protect against are aphids and scale insects.
R. aureiflora: it comes from Argentina and reaches 5 cm in height and in diameter. Cespitose plant, with cylindrical and spherical stems, dark green, suffused with red. Flowers yellow-gold.
R. kupperiana: coming from Bolivia, cespitose, with green-red stems; red flowers.
R. spegazziniana: coming from Argentina; cespitose, with dark red flowers.