Sulcorebutia augustinii forma cristata (HS152 Huanakuni Chico,
Beautiful crested form with nice amber-honey pectinated spines, very
attractive even without flowers
Sulcorebutia augustinii is one of the best Sulcos recently
introduced, that forms a dense clump of
mini stems, the crested form is very nice and forms large brain-like
Stem: Grey-green to very dark and flat to the ground.
Spines: Tiny Amber pectinate.
Flowers: Very nice magenta pink, in late April.
augustinii (Hentzschel) forma cristata
Original description: Günther Henzschel / Succulenta
(Netherlands) 68 (7-8): 147, 1989
Type: HS 152
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Field numbers: HS 152 (typ); LH 1125; LH 1126; RH 816;
Pasorapa (Villa Redención Pampa Zudañez) Cochabamba, Bolivia
- Rebutia steinbachii subv. augustinii
(Hentzschel) Gertel 1996
- Sulcorebutia steinbachii
- Sulcorebutia mentosa
- Sulcorebutia cardenasiana
mountainous plants have thick
loves a very
mineral soil as well as to be strictly
kept dry throughout the
winter quiescent period since it is very
sensitive to any
moisture excesses, To prevent
rottenness it is also advisable to surround its
root neck by very rough
grit, this help a fast water
drainage. They requires also an appropriate
air circulation and are sometime grafted
to avoid root problems. They need to be
kept in a cool place during winter rest (at 0-10°C).
This is important for the
flowers ,as well as for their health.
Without this cool winter period,
they normally won't get any buds.
Grafted plants are very easy to grow, and
are quite frost hardy (-5° C) if kept dry.
Needs a full
sun exposure ( light shadow my be useful in the hottest summer days)
conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
plants belonging to the Sulcorebutia
Taxon has lots of synonyms whit
several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude
of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by
populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):