Rebutia tarvitaensis is
a clumping plants with lots of dramatic, large orange
from the lower stem.
Very small clumping plants,
Stems: Individual heads short-cylindrical
wide, 4 cm tall, The colour of the epidermis vary from grey-green
to olive-green with violet
Spines: Short .
Flowers: 4-4,5 cm in diameter
Roots: tap root:
Cultivation: It is easy to
grow and recommended for beginners. Prefer gritty, porous mix with a pH
slightly on the acidic side. Full sun to light shade, Water regularly in
summer but do not overwater (the root system is rot prone) and allow the
pot to dry out between waterings. Keep dry in winter Hardy to -4°C it
will take low temperatures when dry and do require a winter rest period.
This species will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and
remain a manageable sized house plant.
Pest and disease: This plants are subject to mealy-bug attack and
to fungus and rot problems brought about by overwatering and high
Note: It would appear that
in cultivation they grow larger and cluster more vigorously than in
Propagation: seed or
Rebutia tarvitaensis Ritt.
Origin: Tarvita , Azurdua Co. , dpt. Chuquisaca , Bolivia,
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
- Rebutia rubiginosa,
- Rebutia zecheri,
- Rebutia vulpina,
- Aylostera tuberosa,
- Rebutia tuberosa,
- Rebutia tarijensis,
- Aylostera rubiginosa,
- Rebutia patericalyx,
- Rebutia mamillosa,
- Rebutia fusca,
- Rebutia froehlichiana,
- Aylostera spegazziniana,
- Rebutia sumayana
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Rebutia spegazziniana.