Crown Cactus

Rebutia fiebrigii | Also known as: Rebutia muscula | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Few cacti boast the floral beauty rebutia fiebrigii does. One of the smallest species, it is globular in shape with no clear ribs but thousands of spines on small tubercles that are often covered in white downy hair. Also known by its synonym rebutia muscular, its common name is the crown cactus, with its floral display the inspiration behind it. Each summer, a single stem can produce as many as five trumpet-shaped orange or red flowers arranged in a circle, like a crown around a forehead. Like all cacti, the crown cactus requires warmth, so life under glass is recommended. Pot in cactus compost in full light, water moderately though summer and rarely in winter

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Hardiness zone
  • Z12-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Usage
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Cacti
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and habit
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years