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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Rebutia fiebrigii syn. Rebutia albipilosa, Aylostera albipilosa, Rebutia simoniana

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

Another healthy growing cacti - I just scrolled back to previous pic and it was from last year and almost same setting in tunnel with fleece, but it’s def evident it has filled out and got bigger this year. It flowered last year for the very first time in years and I put that down to being much happier outside than stuck indoors on a window. It also confirmed the name for me as it had bright orangey red flowers, didn’t post a pic at the time but hoping will get it this year 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

#succulentsunday #cacti #cactus #rebutia #rebutiaalbipilosa #rebutia-albipilosa #rebutiafiebrigii #rebutia-fiebrigii #whitehairedcrown #whitehairedcrowncactus

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ublaszko

Love this! It looks so fluffy 😍

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sunlovin

I see in your last post this was Albipilosa. That is the one I have. I’ve never seen it flower yet though. 🌞

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angiecrazycatlady

My one only flowers if it's been in a cold greenhouse all winter, yours looks great 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Omg it looks so soft...I’m useless with cactus 🌵 I’m too much of a feeder...

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cmmt

I bet it is not as soft as it looks😉

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gjones

Looks great! Looks like it’s grown a warm winter coat!😊

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brightcolours

It’s fab!!!

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, that’s it 😄👍🏼 @sunlovin - I couldn’t find a specific encyclopaedia entry for albipilosa other than the main fiebrigii record. I’ve read it is synonymous but I’m guessing it must be a distinct form or variety as it is much more hairy than the straight species. The flowers were amazing, gutted I didn’t find a photo of it but will get another this year and tag you

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richard.spicer.7906

I’m sure it’s getting fluffier too 😆 @ublaszko

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Angie, that’s encouraging to hear 😄 hopefully then I will get more flowers this spring. Hope you are well @angiecrazycatlady

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richard.spicer.7906

Update pic as haven’t posted this in a long time #cactus #rebutia it seems awfully hairy, maybe I have the wrong ID - anyone have any alternative suggestions? PlantID #cactusid

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kez001uk

Just want to dive into that! Looks like fluffy clouds ☁️ beautiful 🤍

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carolgs

Me too @kez001uk, looks like piles of pillows

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kez001uk

@carolgs wonder if they feel as nice as they look though 😜

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richard.spicer.7906

😆 they do look like fluffy clouds. They are actually quite soft, More hair than spine. Never hurt myself on this one..... yet 😂 @kez001uk @carolgs

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richard.spicer.7906

(Note - might be what was known as Rebutia albipilosa, although that seems to be a synonym for Rebutia fiebrigii - hoping it will flower this spring as I’ve never seen any flowers from memory)

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 I like the use of “yet” 😆

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richard.spicer.7906

Confirmed as Rebutia albipilosa (which is now synonymous with Rebutia fiebrigii). Changed tag. started flowering this week for the first time, bright red-orange flowers #rebutia #rebutiaalbipilosa #rebutia-albipilosa #rebutiafiebrigii #rebutia-fiebrigii #whitehairedcrown #whitehairedcrowncactus

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Ok, feel like I should post some pics of the rest of my house plants. This is another cactus which I've had for a long time with no label. I think it's Rebutia muscula never flowered in the time I've had it but hoping to repot it in the spring and move it to a move sunny position. If it is this Rebutia, then this species typically has orange coloured flowers. If anyone has any other ID suggestion please do let me know 😀 (I put the cup in the photo as a comparison to its size 🌵)

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happycanuck

That's cool 😁

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richard.spicer.7906

(Apparently may also go by the name of Rebutia fiebrigii 'Muscula') #cactus PlantID PlantID-cactus

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @happycanuck 😬👍🏼

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drumadixit

Exquisite specimen. So what if it didn't bloom?😀

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ukjohnny

..that's a real beauty

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mrsflowerpot

Oohh I really like that! 🌵💗🌵

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juliesgarden

That's lovely 😊

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beckers1974

My passion for c&s has outweighed my ability to care for them, methinks! 😢

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lovestogarden

WOW.... Want! That is fantastic.

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janric

Looks fabulous

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rachelbrooks

That's cute! ☺️

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