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Astrophytum hybrid ONZ- SK
(A. myriostigma cv. ONZUKA x A. asterias cv. SUPERKABUTO )


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A. myriostigma cv. onzuka x A. asterias 'SUPERKABUTO' ( F1 hybrid )
These F1 hybrids usually have 5 ribs like the female parent. 

Cultivation: Such kind of hybrid cacti are regarded as choice and difficult in cultivation, but despite that many of them are relatively easy to grow.  They cannot tolerate prolonged exposure to direct sun light (especially during the hottest summer days), so grow them in half-shade or under filtered sun. They are  sometime seen as grafted plants, but many grow well on their 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. (In general these plants are more  tender and cannot endure freezing temperatures ) In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!!

Propagation: Almost usually by seed. Plants are often grafted onto column-shaped cacti.



Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Astrophytum hybrid ONZ-AS
A. myriostigma cv. Onzuka  x A. asterias )

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced hybrid)
This peculiar plant is the result of crossbreeding  from A. asterias and A. myryostigma and shows some interesting intermediate features of both the parents.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


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