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Origin: Bolivia (Near Tarija (Jucanas) on the road to Narvaez) They grow in mountainous areas at around 2500 m 3000 m above sea level. Rebutia is named in honour of “Pierre Rebut”, 19th century French cactus dealer and expert. Heliosa derives from the Greek “helios" which means “the sun” in allusion at the disposal of the spines and the Latinizing adjective suffix for noun “-osus” indicating plenitude or notable development. (The specific name implies: “of the sun”). Description: It is essentially a miniature plant that readily forms a clustering mound of tiny heads. Heads 2.5 cm wide, rarely higher than 3 cm or more. The spines are Short, silvery, dense and pectinate covering almost completely the small stems in a spiral pattern. The Root is a fleshy tap root.The flowers are large orange funnel shaped, long neck about 4cm in diameter, 5cm long. They bloom profusely in spring. They come from mountainous regions so they like a cool, dry winters and bright light. without a cool winter they won't get flower buds. Too much water will cause root rot. Propagation: Cutting as it branches freely from the base; Also can be grown from seeds or graft. Seeds can be sown in the spring or summer. The seedlings should not be disturbed until they are well rooted, after which they can be planted separately in small pots.