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  Rebutia kupperiana
(Syn: Rebutia pseudodeminuta)
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Popular plant  with dense brown spines, clustering to form groups
and producing numerous deep scarlet flowers.
 

Description: Clumping cactus forms extensive colonies up to 15 (or more) cm in diameter.
Stems: Rounded 3 or more cm in diameter, dark green with bronze hue, in cultivation it can grow up to 10 cm tall.
Ribs: About 15
Areoles: Almost round, with short yellowish indumentum.
Central spines: Straight 1-3 , sometimes 4, directed upward, thicker and are bigger than radial, dark brown throughout the entire length, up to 12 mm (or more) long.
Radial spines: 10 to 15 of different length up to 5 mm, white with brown apex, needle-shaped.
Flowers: Approximately 4 cm long, 3,5 cm in diameter, fiery-orange-red to deep scarlet, the pistil and stamens are white.

 


Cultivation: Full sun to light shade, Water regularly in summer but do not overwater. Keep dry in winter Hardy to -4C.
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 reaching about 100mm in size, then every two or three years will suffice. Repotting is best done at the end of winter but can be done at other times. Do not water for a couple of weeks after repotting to reduce risk of root rot via broken roots.

Propagation: Offsets, seeds

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Rebutia kupperiana Boedeker
In: Monatsschr. Deutsche Kakt. Ges. 276-8 (1932)

Origin: Bolivia, Tarija, Arque, near Padcaya, 2500 m of elevation.

Subgenus: Aylostera
 

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix II

Common NameScarlet crown cactus

Field numbers:  WR324; Lau 407; KK 1052. FR 762, 76а, 76
 

Synonyms:  
  • Rebutia pseudodeminuta Eggli et al
    In: Englera 16:381 (1995)
  • Rebutia nitida
  • Rebutia wahliana
  • Rebutia sanguinea
  • Rebutia robustispina
  • Rebutia nogalesensis
  • Rebutia buiningiana
  • Rebutia albiareolata
  • Rebutia minutissima
  • Aylostera pseudodeminuta
  • Aylostera kupperiana
 



Easy to grow and to flower.


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