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Rebutia fiebrigii (Orange Crown Cactus)

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Scientific Name

Rebutia fiebrigii (Gürke) Britton & Rose

Common Names

Orange Crown Cactus, Flame Crown

Synonyms

Aylostera albipilosa, Aylostera muscula, Aylostera narvaecense, Mediolobivia ithyacantha, Rebutia albipilosa, Rebutia archibuiningiana, Rebutia cajasensis, Rebutia cintiensis, Rebutia donaldiana, Rebutia flavistyla, Rebutia hoffmannii, Rebutia iscayachensis, Rebutia ithyacantha, Rebutia jujuyana, Rebutia kieslingii, Rebutia muscula, Rebutia narvaecense, Rebutia narvaecensis, Rebutia pulchella, Rebutia simoniana, Rebutia spinosissima, Rebutia tamboensis, Rebutia vallegrandensis, Rebutia walteri

Scientific Classification

Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Genus: Rebutia

Description

Rebutia fiebrigii is a small cactus with white, silky, short spines and light green tubercles thickly covering the body. The stem is roundish to slightly elongated, depressed at the top and up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) tall and wide. It grows quite close to the ground and offsets only with age. It is a free-flowering species. The flowers are produced halfway up the stems, curving upward. They are yellow, bright orange or vermilion red, funnel-shaped, up to 1.8 inches (4 cm) long and up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

If you can grow cacti and succulents successfully, you can likely grow the popular Rebutia without too much trouble. Their water and light requirements are fairly typical for many cacti species, including a cooling period in the winter to promote better blooming. Watering should be done carefully, allowing the plant to almost dry out between waterings. It’s imperative that the cactus is not exposed to prolonged dampness and sitting water. Never let your cactus sit in a dish of water. For the best viewing, instead of propagating your offsets, let the plant for a large cluster. When it blooms, this will make a truly beautiful display. Lastly, make sure to fertilizer during the growing season for the best results.

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Rebutia

Origin

It is native to Bolivia.

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