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Bishop's Cap

Astrophytum myriostigma

Also known as

Bishop's Mitre, Bishop's Hood, Monk's Hood

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images

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Astrophytum myriostigma (7738191742)

Overview

This evergreen, perennial cacti is spherical to shortly columnar in shape and does not possess spines. 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 and produces yellow, daisy-like flowers. These measure approximately 5cm in diameter and may take a red colouration in the centre. Originating from northeastern Mexico, this species requires high levels of sunlight and dry conditions to thrive.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant