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Astrophytum coahuilense cv. KIKKO CACTUS ART

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Astrophytum coahuilense
(H. Möller) Kayser cv. KIKKO

Origin Japan. Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Description: This cultivar is easily distinguishable for its ± wide and long pointed tubercles along the ribs edges.


Cultivation is not too difficult in a greenhouse, although grows quite slowly. The plants need  a loose well-drained  mineral soil. They need a good amount of light. Watering can be done weekly during summertime, if the weather is sunny enough, with a little fertilizer added. Kept this way, plants will show a healthy, although slow growth. They are frost hardy to -4° (-10°) C.
Propagation: By cuttings, but plants are often grafted to accelerate growth as they would generally take at least a five years to reach maturity on their own, but the grafted plants are typical rather tall growing, compared with plants on their own roots that are usually more flat to the ground.

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