Many Astrophytum hybrids have been developed
capricorne and are now in cultivation.
The superb feature of some of these hybrids
make them very
to the intersection between the traits of the ancestors.
The more beautiful the pattern and the markings, the more sought after
the plant. Many of the best have inherited from “Superkabuto” very
large, white flecks and have so little green left in them
that they struggle
to survive unless grafted. The ribs are noticeably raised, clearly indicating
the relationship with
This hybrid tends to be slower growing. The flower are also very
Compare with the inverse hybrid
CAP-SK which is similar but with longer spines.