It belongs to the family of cacti. Fatherland - South America.
General description : Rebution is one of the very common cacti. Its popularity is due to its small size and early flowering. She looks like a mammillaria, in that her spherical stem has a lumpy surface and a lot of babies. But the flowers at the rebuy are not located at the top, as if at the mammillaria, but at the base.
Usually in room conditions the following types are bred:
Rebutia minuscula (Rebution tiny (minuscule)) is a small globular cactus with a flat top, covered with tiny snow-white spines. In June, it blooms with large tubular flowers of orange, scarlet or pink color, forms red berries, from which seeds fly, which are easily self-rooted.
Rebutia pygmaea (Dwarf rebuy) has finger-shaped stems with tiny spines (up to 2 cm tall). It blooms in the source of summer as red or pink flowers.
Rebutia senilis (senile rebution (senilis)) has a spherical stem 8-10 cm high. Spines very long and thin, similar to gray hairs. Flowers red shades.
Rebutia senilis - with spherical stem, very long, thin and frequent snow-white spines. Blooms bright red flowers in spring and summer.
Rebution - quite unpretentious plant.
Recommendations for plant care Rebution:
Illumination : Light-loving, preferred southern windows.
Irrigation mode : Moderate, to measure the drying of the soil. In winter, outlandish, with a cool atmosphere does not water at all.
Humidity : In the summer, periodic spraying is desirable, but the rejuvenation is not demanding on the humidity of the atmosphere. In the winter - dry essence.
Temperature condition : Moderate, in the winter period of inactivity at 7-10 ° C, at least 5 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of sod, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Cultivation : Easily propagated by daughter layouts and seeds.
Transplant : In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years.
The root system is superficial, so the pot is forced to be wide, but not deep.
Pests : It is often sufficiently affected by a spider mite (in dry air, leaves and stems are woven over with a spider web).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
For prevention, the plant is recommended to wipe the rebuy with medical alcohol.
tiny rebution (minuscule) - rebutia minuscula
senile rebution (senilis) - rebutia senilis
dwarf pyre - rebutia pygmaea