March 2011 Weingartia lanata

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March 2011 Weingartia lanata

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Weingartia lanata F.Ritter
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Growth Habits: Usually solitary, globose to short cylindrical up to 4 inches (10 cm) wide, 8 inches (20 cm) tall.

Scientific name: Rebutia neocumingii.

Common names: None known.

Synonym: Sulcorebutia multispina, Weingartia hediniana, Weingartia neocumingii var. hediniana, Weingartia knizei, Weingartia lanata, Rebutia lanata, Weingartia longigibba, Weingartia mairanana, Weingartia sucrensis, Weingartia mataralensis, Sulcorebutia sucrensis, Weingartia miranda, Weingartia multispina, Weingartia neglecta, Sulcorebutia neocorroana, Sulcorebutia platygona, Weingartia platygona, Sulcorebutia pulquinensis, Weingartia pulquinensis, Gymnocalycium pulquinense, Weingartia saetosa, Sulcorebutia hediniana, Weingartia corroana, Sulcorebutia tarabucoensis var. callecallensis, Sulcorebutia neocumingii, Weingartia neocumingii, Weingartia attenuata, Weingartia brachygraphisa, Rebutia corroana, Weingartia callecallensis, Weingartia gracilispina, Sulcorebutia callecallensis, Weingartia chuquichuquinensis, Weingartia flavida, Weingartia buiningiana, Sulcorebutia flavida, Weingartia columnaris, Weingartia erinacea, Sulcorebutia erinacea, Weingartia cumingii, Rebutia cumingii, Gymnocalycium pulquinense var. corroanum, Sulcorebutia neocorroana, Weingartia pulquinensis var. corroana

Etymology: The name pays tribute to Wilhelm Weingart.
From the Latin word lanatus, meaning woolly.

Origin: Rio Grande, near Puente Arce, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Light: Full sun to light shade.

Compost: Standard free draining cactus mix.

Water: Regular water in spring to autumn, allow soil to dry out between waterings, dry in winter.

Flower: Yellow.

Min temp: Will take a little below freezing for short periods if dry at the roots, it needs winter chill (below 45F, 7C) to bloom in summer.

Cultivation: As for most Weingartia this plant benefits from regular re-potting until it reaches a good size, thereafter every 2\3 years.


Comments. Yet another Weingartia that has been renamed as Rebutia neocumingii, I find it hard to think of a plant that flowers from the apex and grows this size in a single stem as being a Rebutia.

Young seedling in a 2 inch (5 cm) pot flowering.
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