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of Cacti and Succulents.
Astrophytum capricorne "crassispinoides"
This cultivar has pure yellow flowers.
This distinctive plant has been obtained by
selective breeding by the Czech cacti-gardener Fleischer, which
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
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
March till October and keep perfectly dry in
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!!
Light shade to full sun.
Propagation: They can be propagated from seed.
Photo of conspecific
taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Astrophytum capricorne: