Common name: Red Crown Cactus
Plant Classification: Greenhouse perennial
Minimum Height: 8 cm
Maximum Height: 12 cm
This gorgeous cactus from northern Argentina is the type species of the genus Rebutia. As in other species of Rebutia, the large bright red flowers are not produced at the top of the stem, but from around the base.
Sowing advice: These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. They need a cold period (fridge) in damp compost, not dry, for 2 to 3 weeks before raising the temperature to 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks, but can take very much longer. Please be patient. In warmer countries plant out in the open ground in well-drained soil or in a large container elsewhere.
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