Sweet Rebutia

Rebutias are often recommended as good plants for beginners, probably because they flower profusely, offset easily, and are easy to handle because they have such soft spines! I’ve had some trouble with them, though. Perhaps because of our humid environment, particularly warm, humid nights. These high mountain dwelling cacti like cool dry air at night, which I unfortunately can’t provide in the heat of an eastern summer. Still, I’m going to keep trying because I just love them!

Tangerine-colored flower Rebutia pulchella
Rebutia in bright bloom