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Rebutia eighlamii var. gonzalesii
forma cristata

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Cultivation:
Grow very slowly. In culture R. heliosa is not among the easiest species to grow, for this reason it is often grafted. Plants on their own roots are sensitive to overwatering (rot prone) and need a very good drainage, Keep drier and cool in winter. Need full sun; Very cold resistant hardy to -10 C or less for short periods of time.

Propagation: Grafting, since it is difficult for cuttings to root.
 

The cause of cresting: The cause of cresting is not fully explained.   Biologists disagree as to why some plants grow in this unusual form.  Some speculate that it is a genetic mutation. Others say it is the result of a lightning strike or freeze damage. But whatever the stimulus, the growth point of the stem has switched from a geometric point to a line, which folds and undulates as the crest expands. Though these crested cacti are somewhat rare (1 in 50,000 or less), cresting occurs naturally and can be encountered in many other cactus species.
 

 

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)


Scientific name:  Rebutia eighlamii var. gonzalesii
forma cristata

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


 
 



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