(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 cv. sunrise is a popular variety obtained by hybridization, specifically between Rebutia heliosa and Rebutia pulvinosa ssp. albiflora (syn: Aylostera albiflora). This cross resulted in a plant more vigorous than their parents, with stem tightly covered by appressed spines reminding of R. heliosa and lovely fresh pinky white flowers in masse that clearly are a feature inherited from R. pulvinosa ssp. albiflora. This is a really nice cultivar which is just stunning each year, a must for any collection.
It is a relatively rapidly growing and easily flowering species that will make large clumps given the best conditions.
Funnel shaped ca. 3 cm in diameter often larger than the stems. Petals pink outside, pale yellow-orange inside
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
Needs moderate to copious waterings in summer, but do not overwater (Rot prone), keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer.
It likes very porous standard cactus mix soil. Prefer a neutral or low pH compost, avoid substrata rich in limestone.
Reputedly resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -4 C ° C, or less for short periods).
The plant tolerates bright situations but enjoys filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun.
Rebutia cv. sunrise is a summer grower plant that is easy to cultivate.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Rebutia heliosa cv|
|Frost Tolerance||12 f|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||19b to 11b|
|Height||(P6. 5 cm h15 cm)|
|Scientific Name||Sulcorebutia sunrise|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun and partial|