Sulcorebutia heinzii HS 151
It has very dark blue body, pectinated
spines and shining deep magenta flowers.
This is a very distinctive
cactus, even without flowers.
at first single, offsetting in age to form clusters or cushions,
Single heads 30–50 mm wide, of a very dark tanned green or almost
Areoles: White, narrow
Spines: Short, pectinated, at first reddish and then
Flowers: Magenta, in May.
Short appressed brown pectinate spines.
mountainous plants have thick
taproots and are
They 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)
Heřtus & Horáček
Published in: Acta Musei Richnoviensis 10 (2): 155 –
Field number: HS151 Collector: Heinz
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
(Road Totora-Omereque km 23, above pump station, 2800 m) Cochabamba, Bolivia
NOTE: S. heinzii is a recent name for a very choice
Sulcorebutia collected by Heinz Swoboda and only named nearly 20
years later (this plant is, in fact Sulcorebutia
sp. HS 151 )
- Rebutia steinbachii ssp. heinzii
- Sulcorebutia HS151
- Sulcorebutia tiraquensis
(Cárdenas) Ritter var. totorensis Aug. et Gertel
Published in: Augustin et al. (2000) -
Sulcorebutia (Verlag Eugen Ulmer)
- Sulcorebutia totorensis HS151
- Weingartia totorensis (Cárdenas)
Published in: Kakt. Orchid. Rundschau, 1979 (5): 69,
- Cinnabarinea torotorensis
- Sulcorebutia steinbachii subvar.
- Sulcorebutia aff augustinii HS151
Very dark green stems & contrasting white areoles.
of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
plants belonging to the
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):