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Astrophytum Genus

Bishop's hat

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Description

Astrophytum genus (Bishop's hat). These are slow growing perennial cacti, which is covered in thick hairs. The flowers are large and yellow some have red centres.

Characteristics

Perennials, Succulents or Cactus

Origin

S.Texas, N & C. Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their freely produced, flattish, yellow flowers, some with red centres.

Cultivation

They are frost tender with a min of 5C. They will prefer sun and very well drained soil, lime rich soil. It is rather prone to rot if it becomes too wet. Dry completely in winter.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the winter or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bug could cause damage.

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