Astrophytum coahuilense f. caespitosa
Astrophytum coahuilense cv. Little Flowers
This Astrophytum is a nursery produced cultivar.
This cultivar forms columnar stems which tend to branch from the side areoles, forming small clumps; it presents five ribs, covered by dense grey flecks. The small flowers are pale yellow, but lack the typical red centre.
This Astrophytum is a relatively easy-to-grow species. To avoid root rot, use a loose mineral, well-drained soil. Water weekly during summer, and you can use a little fertilizer. It is theorically hardy to -10°C. It does well from full sun to light shade: it needs a good amount of light.
Propagation can easily be done by cuttings.
Astrophytum “Little flowers” owes its name to the appearence of its blossoms.