Rebutia heliosa RH291

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Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by Ross M » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:06 pm

Spotted this flower today and thought it looked a little unusual with a bit of a central stripe on some petals
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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by edds » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:48 pm

Looks nice Ross. Is it darker pigment or slightly creased/folded petals? Tricky to see from a photo!
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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by Ross M » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:59 pm

It's darker pigment Ed. Unusual (for me anyway( in that all my other heliosa's have plain orange or red flowers. This one seems to have particularly pale orange with a darker stripe in some petals. Might just be for this year 'though
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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by edds » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:23 pm

Hope it repeats the display for you in future years.
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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:25 pm

The body of the plant is so heliosa but the flower looks like haagei ?
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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by ralphrmartin » Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:16 pm

I have a few Aylosteras with stripey petals, and they are fairly consistent in doing it each year, although the strength of striping can vary somewhat from petal to petal.

I'd suggest haagei has broader, rounder tipped petals. Have a look at the flower tube. It's much thinner in heliosa.
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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by Smel » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:24 pm

Hi,
Here's the Rebutia heliosa that I had from Ralph just last month, such a big flower on such a tiny plant, but that's Rebutias for you. I really like them and their small for my small Greenhouse.

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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by fero » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:46 pm

That sure goes with your avitar well.
That one won't need potting on any time soon :smile:
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Re: Rebutia heliosa RH291

Post by el48tel » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:33 pm

Cracking plant.
I have thought I might get rid of all of my "big" plants and concentrate on Rebutia. Would be able to have about 3 times the number of plants .... and less chance of toppling .... and lighter to move them around.
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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