Description: This cultivar only varies from
asterias for the star shaped stem
instead of rounded .
flat, dark green. Diameter 8-16 cm star shaped. Height 2
to 6 cm. Just flat to the
Ribs: The main particularity of this cultivar are the tip of the
rib that are more or less deeply seated within the plants body, while
the suture line between the ribs is turned outward. This unusual feature
give this plant it unique starry-looking.
Ribs: Generally it has eight flat ribs, rare few or more.
Spines: Not any.
Hairy scales: Usually loose, sprinkled over the stem in
patterns, sometimes arched around the
areoles or on line.
Areoles: Round, cream-colored till white
hairy up to 6 (3-12) mm) of diameters. The areoles are normally
set in a separation up to 10 mm, but can be very close one to each other
at cultivated plants.
Flowers: At the
apex from the vegetation point, up to 75 mm in diameter.
Yellow with red throat.
Cultivation is not too difficult in a
the plant grows
quite slowly. The plant needs a loose, well-drained mineral soil,
and a good amount of
Watering can be done weekly during the
summertime, if the weather is
sunny enough, with a little
fertilizer added. Kept this way, plants will
healthy, although slow
growth. They are
frost hardy to -4°