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Astrophytum capricorne "crassispinoides"
This cultivar has pure yellow flowers.

HISTORY: This distinctive plant has been obtained by selective breeding by the Czech cacti-gardener Fleischer, which fixed an inheriting constant descendants of such specimens and named these plants Astrophytum capricorne cv. crassispinoides (Sadovsky-Schütz 1979: 152, Wery 1983)

NOTE: The name "crassispinoides" is however source for many confusions. In fact sometimes plants of Astrophytum capricorne v. minor bloom with a pure yellow flower. And also frequently these plants are mistaken with Astrophytum capricorne v. crassispinum (H. Möller) which is very different and has very strong and rigid spines and flowers with a vivid  red throat.

Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant in cultivation it is relatively easy to grow. Use mineral well permeable substratum (rot prone). Water sparingly from March till October and keep perfectly dry in winter at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade. (but it is Hardy to -7°C for short periods) In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun.
They can be propagated from seed.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Astrophytum capricorne “crassispinoides”

Origin This is a cultivar selected in Europe. Similar to A. capricorne var. minor but whit almost white or clear pastel-yellow spine that are weak and very flexible and pure yellow flower.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2

 The spines are long, weak and flexible .



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