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  Astrophytum myriostigma cv. OZUKA + KIKKO

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Astrophytum myriostigma cv. ONZUKA + KIKKO

Description: This rare cultivar shows the best characteristics of the the parents form which it comes, it has either the showy white pattern of ONZUKA and the long pointed tubercles along the ribs edges of KIKKO.
Stem: Pentagonal to almost spherical, dimension 22-40 cm tall, 5-10 cm in diameter.
Spines: None.
Usually 5.
Flowers: Like those of the well known A. myriostigma, pale-yellow, shining-silk.
Blooming season: Spring to summer.


Astophytum myriostigma cv. ONZUKA

Astophytum myriostigma cv. KIKKO

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.

Propagation: Almost exclusively by seed. Plants are sometimes grafted onto column-shaped cacti.



Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Astrophytum myriostigma Lemaire
Original description: Cactacearum Genera nova Speciesque novae et omnium in Horto Monvillano cultarum: 4-6 1839


Origin Japan, Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


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