Astrophytum coahuilense cv. Hakuran


Astrophytum coahuilense cv. Hakuran
Astrophytum coahuilense f. monstruosa
Astrophytum coahuilense cv. Kikko


This Astrophytum is a japanese nursery produced cultivar.


A. coahuilense Hakuran grows a pentagonal o spherical stem with usually 5 ribs. Along the ribs edges it presents wide and long pointed tubercles. From spring to summer it may bloom in yellow flowers with a red centre.


This Astrophytum is a relatively easy-to-grow species. To avoid root rot, use a mineral, well-drained soil. Water sparingly from March till October, letting the soil getting dry before watering again. To avoid root rot, keep it dry from the beginning of autumn to the end of winter. It is theorically hardy to -7°C, but during cold months keep it in a cool place. It does well from full sun to light shade.


Propagation can easily be done by seeds, or by grafts on columnar cactus.


The name of the genus Astrophytum derives from the Greek words “astèr” which means “star” and “phytòn” which means “plant”, as these particular cacti have many ribs, which, seen from above, look just like stars.
This cultivar of Astrophytum coahuilense was produced in 1981 by the japanese Mr. Narita.

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