(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Mediolobivia tropa eolipicta (NADA)
Cultivation and Propagation: Rebutia tropaeolipicta is a summer grower species that is easy to cultivate and recommended for beginners. The whole Rebutia pygmaea complex has delightful flowers and the plants remain compact, and clumps can easily be managed by division. Another advantage is that the plants are very cold hardy in Winter if kept dry.
Growth rate: It is a slow growing but easily flowering species that will make clumps given the best conditions.
waterings. Keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C.
Hardiness: It is reputedly resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather and requires a winter rest period (hardy to -12 C ° C, or less for short periods
Exposition: The plant tolerates extremely bright situations but enjoys filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy spine production, but is likely to suffer from sun scorch or stunted growth if over exposed to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day in summer.
are watered and “aired” correctly. If they are not, fungicides won't help all that much.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Fire barrel|
|Flower||Yellow to (rarely) orange-red|
|Frost Tolerance||0 c|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Scientific Name||Mediolobivia Tropaolipicta|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|