10 years to reach maturity
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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.
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How to propagate Bishop's Cap
You can propagate by seeds in the winter or summer.
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Other uses of Bishop's Cap
Grown for their freely produced, flattish, yellow flowers, some with red centres.