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PlantFiles: Rebutia
Rebutia arenacea 'Candiae'

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rebutia (ray-BEW-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: arenacea
Cultivar: Candiae

Synonym:Sulcorebutia candiae
Synonym:Weingartia candiae
Synonym:Rebutia candiae

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Xenomorf On Jul 15, 2007, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

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Positive palmbob On Sep 28, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

ornamental globoid aggressively clumping cactus with thick wirey curved spines that 'cover' the globe but don't generally stick out. Also not overly sharp. Both these characteristics make handling of this cactus fairly painless. Large gold flowers (not sure what time of year). Was Sulcorebutia for years, but now in the Rebutia genus.

I have tried several times to get this plant to survive outdoors in my garden in So Cal (zone 10a to maybe 9b) and no way... it rots every time right along side other Rebutias that do not seem to have a problem (though most Rebutias so far also rot here). Too bad.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Pleasant Hill, California



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