How to grow Astrophytum myriostigma

Astrophytum myriostigma growing cactus of the genus Astrophytum also known as Bishop’s Cap, Astrophytum myriostigma perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-12.

Astrophytum myriostigma flowers

Flower color yellow with multiple petals.

Plant shape like star 5 lobes, the color can be green, green-bluish or yellowish-green, can variety of pattern on the plant some of the cultivars cover with like white velvet.

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Requirements for Astrophytum myriostigma growing and care:

More than -5C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Fungal, mealybugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Rotten area

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m (20-40 inches) (can be kept small 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) for limited time)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers with multiple petals

Scientific name:

Astrophytum myriostigma

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