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Astrophytum Super Kabuto in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Astrophytum asterias 'Super Kabuto' syn. Astrophytum asterias 'Alps Super Kabuto'

 

Astrophytum 'Super Kabuto'

Astrophytum asterias (a.k.a. Sea-Urchin Cactus or Sand Dollar) is a flat barrel cactus with an unusual form and is typically spineless.It is however dotted with tiny tufts of hairs. It produces large yellow flowers with orange throats. It is readily propagated from seed. This CV. grows almost flat to the ground surface, the plant body grows on the native habitat practically complete buried. Only in cultivation plants may have a spherical to columnar shape. Diameter to 16cm. Height to 6cm

 
plant Features
  • Astrophytum Super Kabuto likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Astrophytum Super Kabuto likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Astrophytum Super Kabuto is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Astrophytum Super Kabuto likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Astrophytum 'Super Kabuto'

Latin name

Astrophytum asterias 'Super Kabuto' syn. Astrophytum asterias 'Alps Super Kabuto'

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Astrophytum Super Kabuto likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Astrophytum Super Kabuto is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Astrophytum Super Kabuto likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Astrophytum Super Kabuto likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Astrophytum Super Kabuto is 0.06meters x 0.16meters 0.06 M 0.16 M

Astrophytum asterias 'Super Kabuto' syn. Astrophytum asterias 'Alps Super Kabuto'

Astrophytum asterias (a.k.a. Sea-Urchin Cactus or Sand Dollar) is a flat barrel cactus with an unusual form and is typically spineless.It is however dotted with tiny tufts of hairs. It produces large yellow flowers with orange throats. It is readily propagated from seed. This CV. grows almost flat to the ground surface, the plant body grows on the native habitat practically complete buried. Only in cultivation plants may have a spherical to columnar shape. Diameter to 16cm. Height to 6cm


Planting young plants

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Astrophytum typically don't like direct afternoon sunlight and should be in partial shade through the hottest hours. They can take direct sunlight in the morning and afternoons. A rich, fast-draining cactus mix is ideal. To plant, do this preferably during the warm season. To repot a cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

 

Propagation

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Astrophytum are propagated from seed. Use John Innes No 1 with added grit or sand for added drainage. Sow the seed in spring. Large seed will need a covering of one to two times the depth of the size of the seed. Small fine seed should not be covered, but mix the seed with a little sand to help with an even distribution. Water with a misting bottle or a watering can with a fine rose and cover the pot with a sheet of glass or plastic bag. Keeping them at 21°C in partial shade. Allow air into the pot daily by removing glass or plastic bag and wiping off condensation. Keep moist but not overly wet. Pot on seedlings when they are big enough to handle. It can take up to 12 months for them to reach this stage.

 
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