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Red Crown Cactus
Scientific Name: Rebutia minuscula K. Schum.
Synonym: Lobivia senilis, Rebutia graciliflora, Rebutia xanthocarpa, Rebutia minuscula ssp. grandiflora, Rebutia minuscula var. grandiflora, Rebutia grandiflora, Rebutia calliantha var. kariusiana, Rebutia senilis, Lobivia chrysacantha, Rebutia minuscula, Rebutia chrysacantha, Rebutia senilis var. chrysacantha, Rebutia violaciflora var. carminea, Rebutia senilis var. chrysacantha, Rebutia carminea, Echinocactus minusculus, Echinopsis minuscula, Eurebutia minuscula, Lobivia minuscula, Rebutia kariusiana
Family: Cactaceae
Red Crown Cactus (Rebutia  minuscula)
Rebutia minuscula at B&B Cactus Nursery in Tucson, in March
Frost Tolerance: 9b-12

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 45F (8C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Mountains of northern Argentina, 5000 to over 10000 feet elevation (1500 to over 3000m)

Growth Habits: Clumping, pale green flattened heads, 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm), 1.4 inches tall (3.5 cm); tubercles in 16 to 20 rows; 0 or 1 central spine, 0.1 inch long (2.5 mm), 20-30 whitish very small radials.

Watering Needs:


as Rebutia senilis v. cana

KK1242 as Rebutia grandiflora

Blooming Habits:
The red to orange flowers can reach 2 inches in diameter (5 cm). They are borne freely at the base of the stems and last several days.

Fruiting Habits:

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