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Astrophytum coahuilense forma columnare caespitosa

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Astrophytum coahuilense "LITTLE FLOWERS"
This cultivar branches profusely producing readily delightful and charming clumps.

Description: Similarly to the standard Astrophytum coahuilense this cultivar has five ribs covered by dense grey flecks.  But the flowers are very small up to 2,5 cm long, pale yellow without the characteristic red throat. It has also a tendency to branch profusely from the side areoles and will form soon small clumps. For this unusual characteristics it is thought by some that it could be (perhaps) a cultivar of A. myriostigma.

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.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

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

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Flowers are very small, hence the cultivars name.


The blooms are pale yellow but lack the characteristic red throat of the standard coahuilense.

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