Rebutia heliosa

Rebutia heliosa

  • Botanical name: Rebutia heliosa
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant, Evergreen
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Rebutia heliosa is a small barrel cactus, native to Bolivia. It has white spines in contrast with dark green foliage. Its daisy-like flowers are a striking orange colour in spring.


For best results grow Rebutia heliosa in cactus compost in a container, in bright light. It’s ideally grown as a houseplant but may be taken on to a sunny patio in summer. Water sparingly during the growing season, and feed once a month. Stop watering in autumn.

How to grow Rebutia heliosa

  • Plant size

    5cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Divide in January

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Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Rebutia heliosa and wildlife

Rebutia heliosa has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rebutia heliosa poisonous?

Rebutia heliosa has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Rebutia heliosa