Aylostera pulvinosa subsp perplexa
Rebutia pulvinosa subsp perplexa
This species is native to to the mountainous areas of Bolivia.
Rebutia perplexa is a very small globular cactus.The light green stems ( 2-3 cm of diameter) form a compact cluster.
In the stems the tubercles are arranged in a spiral. On the top of each tubercle are the white areoles covered with very short radial spines yellow color (2 mm long).
Flowers develop in the spring at the base or halfway up each mature stem. More the plant is older more will flowering. The flowers, 2 cm in diameter and 3 cm in length, have a trumpet-shaped corolla with pink rounded petals.
They open in the day and close in the night when don’t receive more light. When all the flowers have blossomed, they completely overwhelm the plant.
Rebutia perplexa is easy to cultivate, is very drought tolerant, needs a full sun or light shade. If the plant live indoor choose a south-east facing location so will receive the direct morning sun.
Water moderately in summer and remember always allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Reduce irrigation in autumn and stopping in winter
when the safety temperature is 3 ° C with dry soil .
In cold season we recommended to put the plant in very airy spot and sheltered.
A soil with good drainage will help ward off rot.
Propagation is possible from seed or cutting.
R. perplexa is easily to propagate from offsets . You can separate the offsets , dray out the cut some days and repotting in in a pot with a potting soil mixture and keep in a warm place until new roots emerge.
The name of the Rebutia species takes its name from the french botanist P. Rebut, a great scholar and collector of cacti.
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