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Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped

 

Astrophytum 'Asterias cv. Star Shaped'

This cultivar only varies from the typical well-known A. asterias for the star shaped stem instead of rounded . Stem:  Non-branched, flat, dark green. Diameter 8-16 cm star shaped. Height 2 to 6 cm. Just flat to the ground surface. Ribs: The main particularity of this cultivar are the tip of the rib that are more or less deeply seated within the plants body, while the suture line between the ribs is turned outward. This unusual feature give this plant it unique starry-looking. Astrophytum is a genus of six species of cacti sometimes referred to as living rocks. They are quite popular amongst domestic cacti collectors for their flowering habit; their flowers are usually yellow or white. Some species will become short columnar later in life if properly maintained. Some also have distinctive white flecks on their bodies. They are readily propagated from seed.

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plant Features
  • Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Astrophytum 'Asterias cv. Star Shaped'

Latin name

Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped 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 Asterias cv. Star Shaped is 0.15meters x 0.15meters 0.15 M 0.15 M

Astrophytum Asterias cv. Star Shaped

This cultivar only varies from the typical well-known A. asterias for the star shaped stem instead of rounded . Stem:  Non-branched, flat, dark green. Diameter 8-16 cm star shaped. Height 2 to 6 cm. Just flat to the ground surface. Ribs: The main particularity of this cultivar are the tip of the rib that are more or less deeply seated within the plants body, while the suture line between the ribs is turned outward. This unusual feature give this plant it unique starry-looking. Astrophytum is a genus of six species of cacti sometimes referred to as living rocks. They are quite popular amongst domestic cacti collectors for their flowering habit; their flowers are usually yellow or white. Some species will become short columnar later in life if properly maintained. Some also have distinctive white flecks on their bodies. They are readily propagated from seed.


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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