PURPLE CACTUS

Sulcorebutia rauschii

£4.55

Sulcorebutia rauschii is a seriously cool cactus forming a wonderful cluster of colourful blobs and bright blue flowers in early summer! A highly sought after and unusual cacti variety and slow growing too. The tight cluster of heads is colourful in itself with striking purple and green. The texture is almost like a closed miniature fur cone and for a cacti it’s not so spiney – instead it has tiny ridges of black spines arranged in a sort of tight fishbone shape. Flowers are continual during the warmest periods and are brightly coloured cerise pink with yellow-orange centres. They appear from amongst the heads and contrast fabulously against the purple/green flesh.

Description

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: As with all cacti – be careful not to overwater. Allow the plant to dry out between watering. During the winter period hardly any water is necessary.

  • Soil: Sultorebutia rauschii loves a very permeable, coarse mineral soil
  • Sun exposure: Happiest in full sun; light shadow my be useful in the hottest summer days
  • Watering: Water moderately in the growing season, keep dry during the winter rest
  • Hardiness: Overwinter in a cool place (at 0/10°C) this is important for the flowers as well as for plants health. Without this cool winter period they normally don’t get any buds.

Additional information

Size

The pictures show the actual plants we sell, they are around 2.5cm 1 inch in diameter.

Shipping

The plant will arrive in 6cm plastic nursery pot.

Plant Form

Fits Pot Size

PLANT INFO

  • Latin Name: Sulcorebutia rauschii
  • Common Name: n/a
  • Origin: Bolivia


 
These plants are often purchased together

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