Rebutia krainziana (yellow form)

Rebutia krainziana

Barrel cactus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rebutia krainziana
  • Common name: Barrel cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Rebutia krainziana is a clump-forming cactus, forming dark green, barrel-shaped stems up to 7cm in diameter, with contrasting small, white areoles and spines. In late spring large, intensely red, flowers with yellow throats appear. Eventually, offsets (sometimes referred to as ‘pups’ will develop around the main stem, forming a tight clump.

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Rebutia krainziana (yellow form) has deep yellow flowers. It makes a dramatic statement as a houseplant and looks good when grown with other coloured forms of rebutia.

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Grow Rebutia krainziana (yellow form) in cactus compost in a sunny, sheltered spot such as a conservatory or windowsill. Water sparingly in summer, allowing the compost to dry out between waterings, and add a liquid fertiliser fortnightly. In autumn stop watering altogether and move to a cooler part of the house, to encourage flowering next season.

How to grow Rebutia krainziana

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

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

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow

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Plant
Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Rebutia krainziana and wildlife

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

Is Rebutia krainziana poisonous?

Rebutia krainziana 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