Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula
Rebutia minuscula

Rebutia minuscula

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Rebutia minuscula

Origin and Habitat: Northern Argentina
Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Violet Crown Cactus, Red crown Cactus, Fire Crown Cactus, White-haired Crown, Little Mouse, Orange Snowball

Description: Rebutia minuscula is a small clumping cactus species, widespread and extremely variable that has received numerous unnecessary names. Some of its variable forms don't look like the same species.
Flowers: Slender funnel-form, bright red to violet (but also yellow, orange or even white), to 4 cm long about 3,5 cm wide. Self fertile.
Remarks: Rebutia minuscula is quite variable. The differences concern the spination and flowers colour,

Cultivation and Propagation. It is easy to cultivate and recommended for beginners.
Growth rate: It is a slow growing but easily flowering species that will make clumps given the best conditions.
They are small container size plants and prefer deep pots and good drainage to accommodate their tap roots, but they rot prone, because of the sensitivity to excess of watering, not easy to get to any large size on their own roots (it's really a challenge to grow them into a large clump). They will occupy a small pot comfortably, and eventually remain a manageable sized house plant. It is better that they are repotted regularly. Repotting will increase the number and size of stems, and will increase the number of flowers produced. Repot yearly until they reach about 100 mm in size, then every two or three years will suffice.
Watering: It requires full sun or light shade and careful watering to keep plant compact, and maintain strong and dense spines and allow the pot to dry out between waterings. Keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. It tends to rot if too wet.

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 -7° C, or less for short periods


 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Mid spring
Common Name Red crown cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Bright red to violet
Frost Tolerance -7° C
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11
Height Under 6 in. (15 Cm)
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Rebutia minuscula
Shape Mound-forming cactus
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
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02/11/2022
Jason

What a colorful plant!

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02/22/2021
Joey

It's a lovely plant for beginners! Go buy it as you won't regret!!

Rebutia minuscula

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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