Written by Maggie
Oct 14 2021
Cuming's crown cactus (Rebutia neocumingii ) has a variety of appearance, usually spherical to short columnar single plant. Cuming's crown cactus has fibrous roots fasciculate, no root tuber, hard thorns, white at the base, gradually becoming black at the end, 2~8 medial thorns, 5~24 marginal thorns indefinite. The petals are yellow. Compared with other albutia varieties, the flowering position of this product is closer to the growing point, and the flowering season can be opened from spring to autumn.
|Botanical Name||Rebutia neocumingii|
|Common Names||Cuming's Crown Cactus|
|Light||Full sun to partial sun|
Appearance: The appearance of Cuming's crown cactus is varied, usually spherical to short columnar in a single plant.
Roots: fasciculate fibrous roots, without root tubers.
Spines: hard spines, white at the base and black gradually at the end, 2~8 in the middle and 5~24 in the side
Verrucules: About 16 to 18 pellet - shaped verrucules
Flower: petals yellow, compared with other albutia varieties, this product is closer to the flowering point of growth, flowering season can be from spring to autumn
Under glass, Cuming's crown cactus grows in standard cactus compost in full light with low humidity. From spring to summer, water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser 3 or 4 times; keep completely dry at other times
Cuming's crown cactus propagates by seed at 21°C (70°F) in early spring, or remove offsets in spring or summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
No pruning necessary
Vulnerable to mealybugs
Relatively disease resistant
Cuming's crown cactus is distributed in Bolivia and the Andes in Peru.
Cuming's Crown Cactus is ideal for home planting, absorbing radiation.