Arenaceous crown cactus Rebutia arenacea

arenaceous crown cactus


R. arenacea forms globose, slightly flattened, green to brownish-green stems, 2-4cm high and 2-6cm wide. Very neat, symmetrical habit with small, light coloured spines radiating from the areoles. Stems solitary when young only clumping when mature. Flowers produced in quantity around the base of the stem, are deep yellow to orange and borne in spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      arenaceous crown cactus

    • Common names

      Sulcorebutia arenacea

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Up to 10 cm

    • Spread

      0-0.1 metre

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning necessary

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed at 21°C (70°F) in early spring, or remove offsets in spring or summer

  • insectPests

    Prone to mealybugs early in the season

  • microbeDiseases

    Relatively disease resistant