Aylostera 'Sunrise', Rebutia heliosa 'Sunrise', Sulcorebutia 'Sunrise'
Rebutia 'Sunrise' is a hybrid that results from a cross between Rebutia heliosa and Rebutia pulvinosa subsp. albiflora.
Rebutia 'Sunrise' is an attractive small cactus with light green, flattened-spherical to short cylindrical stems covered by clusters of short, appressed, white spines. The stems can grow up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter and produce offsets at the base, forming a compact mound with age.
The pinkish-white flowers are funnel-shaped, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter, and appear in a ring around the base of the stems in spring.
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 pretty typical for many cacti species, including a cooling period in the winter to promote better blooming. Watering should be done carefully, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. The cactus mustn't be exposed to prolonged dampness and sitting water. Never let your cactus sit in a dish of water. Instead of propagating your offsets, let the plant form a large cluster for the best viewing. When it blooms, this will make a stunning display. Lastly, ensure fertilizer during the growing season for the best results.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a cactus, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Rebutia.
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