Bishop's Cap

Astrophytum myriostigma

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

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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.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Cactaceae

Flower colour

Yellow
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