rebutia / rebutia
Refers to the family of cactus. Fatherland is South America.
General description : Rebution is one of the most common cacti. Its popularity is due to its small size and early flowering. It resembles a mammillaria, in that its globose stem has a tuberculate surface and many children. But the flowers of the children are not located at the top, as if at Mammillaria, but at the base.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Rebutia minuscula (Tiny rebellion (minuscule)) is a small globular cactus with a flattened apex, covered with tiny snow-white thorns. In June it blooms with large tubular orange, red or pink flowers, forms red berries, from which seeds fly that easily self-root.
Rebutia pygmaea (Dwarf rebout) owns finger-shaped stems with tiny spines (up to 2 cm in height). Blossoms also in the source of the summer red or pink flowers.
Rebutia senilis (Rebition senile (senilis)) owns a spherical stem 8-10 cm high. Spines very long and thin, similar to gray hairs. Flowers of red shades.
Rebutia senilis - with a spherical stem, very long, thin and frequent white thorns. Blossoms with bright red flowers in spring and summer.
Rebutsiya - quite unpretentious plant.
Recommendations for plant care Rebution:
Illumination : Photophilous, preferring southern windows.
Irrigation mode : Moderate, by the measure of drying of the soil. In the winter, outlandish, with a cool atmosphere does not water at all.
Humidity of air : In summer, periodic spraying is desirable, but the reminiscence is not exacting to the humidity of the atmosphere. In winter - a dry essence.
Temperature regime : Moderate, in winter, the period of inactivity at 7-10 ° C, minimum 5 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share sod, 1 share leafy, 1 share peat land, 1 share sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Easily propagated by daughter layers and seeds.
Transplantation : In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.
The root system is superficial, so the pot must be wide, but not deep.
Pests : It is often enough amazed by a spider mite (in dry air, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
For the prevention of the plant, it is recommended to wipe the child with medical alcohol.
rebecia tiny (minuscule) - rebutia minuscula
senilis - rebutia senilis
dwarf rebuttal - rebutia pygmaea