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Rebutia minuscula

Pronunciation: Ray-bew-tee-uh min-oo-skyoo-luh
Family: Cactaceae
Synonym: Rebutia fiebrigii, rebutia violaciflora
Common Name: Fire crown cactus, red crown, red crown cactus, scarlet crown cactus, violet crown cactus
Plant Type:
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 4 in
Width to: 6 in
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
  • 60 to 50ºF ZONE 12
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Fire crown cactus (rebutia minuscula) bears bright yellowish brown or bright orange to red flowers, 3/4-1 1/2" across
Soil Type: Under glass, grow in standard cactus potting mix in full light, low humidity. Outdoors, grow in moderately fertile, gritty, sharply drained soil
  • Yes
Plant Perks:
  • Rock Garden
  • Suitable for Houseplant
  • Container Gardening
  • Drought Tolerant
Pests and Diseases: Prone to scale insects, mealybugs, and fungal stem rot, especially during propagation.
Propagation: Sow fire crown cactus (rebutia minuscula) seed at 70 degrees f, in early spring, or remove offsets in the spring and summer
Native to: Bolivia, n. W. Argentina
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification: Fire crown cactus (rebutia minuscula) is a variable, clustering cactus with spherical to ovoid or depressed-spherical, dark green stems, 2 1/2" thick, with up to 18 ribs. White areoles bear 30-40 white radial spines and 2-5 longer, brownish white centrals. Source: the american hort society a-z encyclopedia of garden plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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