Cactus Rebutia Heliosa
Rebutia heliosa (Aylostera heliosa) is a small cactus with heads densely covered covered in brown areoles with white short pectinate spines, giving it a silvery appearance. This odd cactus is unmistakable and very distinctive. It is considered by many one of the nicest species.
About the Item-
• Scientific Name- Rebutia heliosa Rausch.
• Common Name- Aylostera narvaecense,Aylostera heliosa, Rebutia narvaecensis, Rebutia perplexa.
• Cactus Size- 10 - 12 clumps
• Pot Material- Plastic
• Pot Height- 5 inch
Rebutia Cactus Care
▪︎Light- Rebutias required Bright light. The best location for it indoors would be near a bright, sunny window. Although it can tolerate extremely bright light situations and direct sun, it appreciates filtered sunlight and afternoon shade. Strong light encourages the plant to flower and develops dense spines.
▪︎Size and Growth: It consists of a single ball reaching about 6” inches in size.
▪︎Flowering: It produces orange-red flowers with round petals which cover most of the cactus plant.
▪︎Blooming Season - Summers to spring
▪︎Water- Throughout the growing season (spring and summer), let the potting soil almost completely dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly. In winter, cut back watering.
▪︎ Soil- A rich, fast-draining cactus mix is ideal.
▪︎ Fertilizer- During the growing season, fertilize with a cacti fertilizer mix. Suspend feeding during the dormant winter period.
▪︎Propagation- Rebuti cacti can be propagated easily from offsets, which readily in clusters around the base of the mother plant.
▪︎ Repoting- Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season.