Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa

Rebutia heliosa

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This is a very distinctive plant even without flowers. The "sunny" Rebutia is particularly attractive, thanks to its tiny silver-white pectinate spines and brown areoles, a gem!!!
Origin and Habitat: Bolivia
Rebutia heliosa (Aylostera heliosa) is a small cactus with heads densely covered covered in brown areoles with white short pectinate spines, giving it a silvery appearance. This odd cactus is unmistakable and very distinctive. It is considered by many one of the nicest species.
Cultivation and Propagation: These plants come from mountainous areas, so like bright light, cool and dry conditions in the winter; this is important for the flowers as well as for their health. Without this cool winter period (0-10° C) they normally won't get many buds. They have a thick taproot and are of difficult cultivation and rot prone because of a great sensitivity to the excess of watering, not easy to get to any large size on their own roots really a challenge to grow into a large clump. They are commonly grafted to avoid root problems and to make easier to grow. Sun Exposure: Suited for sunny-brightly exposure; can tolerate light shade.
Cultural Practices: Suited for airy exposures. Needs deep pot and good drainage to accommodate its tap root.
It is very cold resistant as low as to -10° C or less for short periods of time. It is a fine plant for a rock garden or container, contrasts well with agaves, yuccas, and low-growing flowering plants.
Pests & diseases: Rebutia heliosa is especially prone to root rot, therefore, underpot in a smaller container filled with very porous compost.
Propagation: Cutting as it branches freely from the base; Also can be grown from seeds or graft.


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Blooming Season Summers to spring
Common Name Aylostera heliosa
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Green
Frost Tolerance -5 (-10)° C
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b
Height 1 m
Origin Bolivia
Scientific Name Rebutia heliosa
Shape Rosette shape
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Carlene S.
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One of my favorites!

Came through the mail in great condition with tiny buds and several flower in bloom.

Michael T.
United States United States

OMG, what a cute cactus!

The cactus came in excellent condition. At first I thought that it was very small, then I realized that the plant will only get to be 2" at most, so it was fine (Do NOT expect a large cactus). Mine came with THREE pups already and a flower waiting to bloom, which it did the next day. So far, in only a week i got THREE FLOWERS!! YAY for me!

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Rebutia Heliosa 2021

Amazing unique beautiful little plant I am in love

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Beautiful plant!

I've gotta say I'm extremely impressed with how Planet Desert ships their products. Truly worth the price of shipping. Plants arrived healthy and beautiful. Even during this cold winter.

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This pic is right out of the shipping box, absolutely gorgeous!

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Rebutia heliosa

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