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Sulcorebutia rauschii  HS121-1
(Syn: Sulcorebutia canigueralli)
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Field number: HS121-1 Collector: Heinz Swoboda Locality: Cerro Flor de Aikampa, Zudaņez, Chuquisaca, Bolivia 2700m
The magnificent dark purple blooms.


 

Cultivation:
Very difficult to find high quality plants of this species in cultivation, S. rauschii 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 and an appropriate air circulation.
For its sensitive roots this species is frequently grafted to avoid root problems. Plants grafted on Opuntia compressa are easy to grow and quite frost hardy -5 (-10)° C
Watering Needs: Water moderately in the growing season, keep dry during  the winter rest
Frost Tolerance: 
Overwinter  in a cool place (at 0/10°C)  this is important for the flowers as well as for plants health. Without this cool winter period they normally wont get any buds.
Sun Exposure:
Needs a full sun exposure ( light shadow my be useful in the hottest summer days)

Propagation: Seed, cutting, grafting

Sulcorebutias with flowers of Opuntia compressa from the grafting stock
Opuntias flower from the grafting stock


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Lobivia canigueralli  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):

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family) 

Scientific Name: Sulcorebutia rauschii G. Franck 1969 Published  in: Frank G., Kakt. und and. Sukk., 20 (12): 238 - 239 (1969)

 

 



The stems - at first greenish - become deep violet when mature.

 


The
tree frog on the Sulcorebutia.


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