Additions to the family

I recently purchased three new plants, being of another genera that I first had an interest in but was put off by so-called cultivation warnings and difficulties, I took up the confidence to just follow my instincts and buy some.

These are the Sulcorebutia (now accepted among taxonomists as Rebutias). As with a lot of people, my interest in these plants first arose when I layed eyes upon a particular and popular species – Sulcorebutia rauschii. I’ve always been a fan of predominantly globular forms, especially those with few or small spines, but the added bonus with this genus is the way tubercles spiral towards/from the apex, and the large amounts of vivid, colourful flowers they produce.

I potted them up in my own permeable, free-draining soil, and here they are:

Sulcorebutia rauschii

Sulcorebutia tarabucoensis

Sulcorebutia species with collection number “kk 1053″

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~ by Brown Moth on August 7, 2009.

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