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  Astrophytum CAP-AS
(A. capricorne  x A. asterias )

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of Cacti and Succulents.


A beautiful
 hybrid with woolly white areoles and long spines.
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

A nice plant obtained by controlled pollination of  
♀ Astrophytum capricorne
x ♂ Astrophytum asterias

Compare with the inverse hybrid AS-CAP which is similar but with (usually) shorter spines.

Many Astrophytum hybrids have been developed involving A. asterias & A. capricorne and are now in cultivation.



Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant in cultivation it is relatively easy to grow. It is sometime seen as a grafted plant but grows very well on its own roots too. Use mineral well permeable substratum with little organic matter (peat, humus). 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 -7C for short periods) In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun.

They can be propagated easily from seed or graft.

Photo gallery: Alphabetical listing of Cactus and Succulent pictures published in this site.

Photo gallery Astrophytum

Description: The superb feature of some of this hybrids is due to the intersection between the traits of the ancestors.  Many of them have inherited by A. capricorne raised ribs with (usually) long spines.  The flower are also very beautiful.

Yellow & pink flowering specimen

Photo of  Astrophytum hybrids:



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