Rebutia steinbachii var. pampagrandensis
Sulcorebutia pampagrandensis has grey-green body, long narrow yellowish areoles and yellowish pectinate spines. The areoles are white or yellowish, long, narrow 3-6 long, 1,5-2 mm large.
The blooms are mauve. Flowers are rarely more than 3,5 cm long and 4,5 in diameter, mauve to burgundy red with a silky sheen .
Sulcorebutia Cactus have a thick taproots and is susceptible to over watering, it grows rather slowly and need a very good drainage to avoid rotting. It requires also an appropriate air circulation and is sometime grafted to avoid root problems.It loves a very permeable, coarse mineral soil.
The Cactus grows best in light shade when young, full sun later.Give an occasional high potassium liquid feed during the active growing period.
It is a fine plant for a rock garden or container, contrasts well with agaves, yuccas, and low-growing flowering Cactus.
For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.
Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.
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