Sulcorebutia rauschii ‘Intense’ is a seriously cool cactus forming a wonderful cluster of colourful blobs!
A highly sought after and unusual cacti variety and slow growing too. The tight cluster of heads is colourful in itself with striking purple and green. The texture is almost like a closed minature fur cone and for a cacti it’s not so spiney – instead it has tiny ridges of black spines arranged in a sort of tight sihbone shape.
Flowers are continual during the warmest periods and are brightly coloured cerese pink wit yellow-orange centres. They appear from amongst the heads and contrast fabulously against the purple/green flesh.
As with all cacti – be careful not to overwater. During the spring/summer months water and feed fortnightly or as required, using Cacti & Succulent Focus. Allow the plant to dry out between watering. During the winter period hardly any water is necessary.
Place on a bright sunny windowsill indoors or a hot conservatory. May also be placed outside during the summer months. Although said to be hardy down to around -5, this is the UK and it’s the wet weather that will do the most harm so we recommend keeping this amazing cactus indoors to enjoy it at its best.