Astrophytum myriostigma cv. Hakuun Fukuryu


Astrophytum myriostigma cv. Hakuun Fukuryu


This Astrophytum is a japanese nursery produced cultivar.


This small-sized cactus is an hybrid resulting from the crossing of Astrophytum myriostigma cv. Fukuryu (type B) and Astrophytum myriostigma cv. Hakuun; in fact, it shows intermediate characteristics of both plants.


This Astrophytum is a relatively easy-to-grow species. It needs a mineral, well-drained soil, with little humus. 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 -5°C, but during cold months keep it in a cool place. It does well from full sun to light shade: with a good amount of light, plant will grow beautiful and healhty. Every two years it needs to be repotted.


Often this cactus is grafted on columnar cacti, but propagation is usually done by seeds.


This Astrophytum is one of the easiest-to-grow.

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