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Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V type

 

Astrophytum 'Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type'

Astrophytum asterias cv. Superkabuto V type  Contrary to the normal Astrophytum Superkabuto, that has only a mosaic of extensive ± rounded white dots the 'Zebra type” differs for the diverse pattern that form distinct v-shaped lines resembling the shape of fly's wings. This particular form is also called "V-type", 'Fly's wings type” or 'Tiger” by Thai growers. The white V-markings and striped bands are not seen in most of the normal 'Super Kabuto' seedlings, and will change and emphasize with age. Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar). There are several forms mainly selected by Asian growers, particularly in Japan. 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. Superkabuto V Type likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Astrophytum 'Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type'

Latin name

Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V type

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V Type 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. Superkabuto V Type is 0.15meters x 0.15meters 0.15 M 0.15 M

Astrophytum Asterias cv. Superkabuto V type

Astrophytum asterias cv. Superkabuto V type  Contrary to the normal Astrophytum Superkabuto, that has only a mosaic of extensive ± rounded white dots the 'Zebra type” differs for the diverse pattern that form distinct v-shaped lines resembling the shape of fly's wings. This particular form is also called "V-type", 'Fly's wings type” or 'Tiger” by Thai growers. The white V-markings and striped bands are not seen in most of the normal 'Super Kabuto' seedlings, and will change and emphasize with age. Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar). There are several forms mainly selected by Asian growers, particularly in Japan. 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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