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Sulcorebutia augustinii
(Syn: Rebutia steinbachii subv. augustinii )

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HS152 Huanakuni Chico, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Choice Miniature species, very attractive even without flowers
 

Description:  Sulcorebutia augustinii is one of  the best Sulcos recently introduced, that forms a dense clump of mini stems
Stem: Grey-green to very dark, clustering and flat to the ground.
Spines: Tiny Amber pectinate.
Flowers: Very nice magenta pink, in late April.
 


Cultivation:  These mountainous  plants have thick taproots and are susceptible to overwatering.  They
loves a very permeable, coarse mineral soil  as well as to be strictly kept dry throughout  the winter quiescent period since it is very sensitive to any moisture excesses, To prevent rottenness it is also advisable to surround its root neck by very rough sand or grit, this help a fast water drainage. They requires also an appropriate air circulation and are sometime grafted to avoid root problems.  They need to be kept in a cool place during winter rest (at 0-10°C).   This is important for the flowers ,as well as for their health.  Without this cool winter period, they normally won't get any buds.
Grafted plants are very easy to grow, and are quite frost hardy (-5°  C) if kept dry.
Needs a full sun exposure ( light shadow my be useful in the hottest summer days)

Propagation: Seed, cutting, grafting
 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Sulcorebutia steinbachi complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:Sulcorebutia augustinii  (Hentzschel)

Original description: Günther Henzschel / Succulenta (Netherlands) 68 (7-8): 147, 1989

Type: HS 152

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Field numbers: HS 152 (typ); LH 1125; LH 1126; RH 816;
 

Origin:  Pasorapa (Villa Redención Pampa Zudañez) Cochabamba, Bolivia
 

Synonyms:  

  • Rebutia steinbachii subv. augustinii  (Hentzschel) Gertel 1996
  • Sulcorebutia steinbachii
  • Sulcorebutia mentosa
  • Sulcorebutia cardenasiana


 

 



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