Astrophytum coahuilense f. caespitosa

Synonyms:

Astrophytum coahuilense cv. Little Flowers

Habitat:

This Astrophytum is a nursery produced cultivar.

Description:

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.

Cultivation:

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:

Propagation can easily be done by cuttings.

Curiosity:

Astrophytum “Little flowers” owes its name to the appearence of its blossoms.

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