Rebutia 'Stardust'

Rebutia ‘Stardust’

Barrel cactus

  • Botanical name: Rebutia 'Stardust'
  • Common name: Barrel cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant
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Rebutia ‘Stardust’ has barrel-shaped stems with soft white spines. It’s unusual in that the outer petals of its star-shaped blooms are dark pink, and the inner petals are paler, with pink blushing to the tips but nearly white towards the centre. It’s extremely easy to grow from seed or young plant, and makes a great beginner house plant. Over time it will gradually develop many stems (sometimes referred to as ‘pups’), and may eventually cover the surface area of the container it’s growing in.


For best results grow Rebutia ‘Stardust’ 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. In autumn stop watering altogether and move to a cooler part of the house, to encourage flowering next season.

How to grow Rebutia 'Stardust'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

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

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Rebutia 'Stardust' and wildlife

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

Is Rebutia 'Stardust' poisonous?

Rebutia 'Stardust' 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