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Bishop's Cap

Astrophytum myriostigma

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Also known as

Bishop's Mitre, Bishop's Hood, Monk's Hood, Bishop's-Hat, Bishop's-Miter Cactus, Bishop's cap cactus

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bishop's Cap - 8.5cm pot - Tender Cactus - Astrophytum myriostigma

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Bishop's Cap - 8.5cm pot - Tender Cactus - Astrophytum myriostigma

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Bishop's Cap Overview

Astrophytum myriostigma is an evergreen, perennial cactus from the Cactaceae family. It is spherical to shortly columnar in shape and does not possess spines. Commonly known by the names Bishop's Cap and Monk's Hood, amongst others. This plant originates from northeastern Mexico, it requires high levels of sunlight and dry conditions to thrive. Usually growing to around 20cm in height, this species is grey-green in colour, possibly developing a red-purple tinge with good, strong sunlight. It has between 3-7 distinct, raised ribs (on average 5) running vertically around the plant surface. Bishop's Cap produces yellow, daisy-like flowers, these measure approximately 5cm in diameter and may take a red colouration in the centre.

Common problems with Bishop's Cap

How to propagate Bishop's Cap

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the winter or summer.

Special features of Bishop's Cap

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

Other uses of Bishop's Cap

Grown for their freely produced, flattish, yellow flowers, some with red centres.