Recently, I posted about my Rebutia fulviseta beginning to bloom, and now nearly all the blooms are open for a wild and crazy burst of gorgeous red petals with creamy yellow centers. It's happened ridiculously quickly, and I've set it out in the sun to hopefully attract some pollinators.
Looking at the cactus, it's hard to imagine it was capable of producing such bright and comparatively large flowers. Watching this cactus bloom, I can see why people would collect Rebutia and Sulcorebutia cacti seeing as the cactus are slow growers, which means you can have a lot of them in a small space, and the flowers are magnificent. Hopefully, I won't kill any and will feel confident enough to buy some more.
I, also, like these genuses because the thorns are really interesting as well. In fact, I bought this one for the thorns alone because it looks positively sadistic! It is in fact green underneath all the bronze-colored fuzz of evil, and you can see glimpses of green in the pictures. Masochistic love! Yay!