Astrophytum the Star among the rare cacti for sale

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I created a new page “New offers” only for my customers and people who want to be my cuastomer. In the page you find very good offer for new rare cactus seedling (some of them are rarity). 

The prices in this page are 20% to 30% less than on other pages in my website.

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My Cactus Plants provide Cactus Star Plants  for low prices.
We provide unusual and exotic cactus plants grown from seeds - the Stars of cacti. They are masters in the art of living within plants. Genus  Astrophytum consists of only six wild species.

Astrophytum is a genus of six species of cacti. These species are sometimes referred to as living rocks, though the term is also used for other genera, particularly Lithops (Aizoaceae). The generic name is derived from the Greek words άστρον (astron), meaning "star," and φυτόν (phyton), meaning "plant."

Astrophytum asterias  (Zucc.) Lem – Sand Dollar Cactus, Sea Urchin Cactus, Star Peyote

Astrophytum capricorne (A.Dietr.) Britton & Rose – Goat's Horn Cactus

Astrophytum caput-medusae D.R.Hunt

Astrophytum coahuilense (Møller) K.Kayser

Astrophytum myriostigma Lem. – Bishop's Cap Cactus, Bishop's Hat, Bishop's Mitre Cactus

Astrophytum ornatum (DC.) Britton & Rose – Monk's Hood

This popular group of cacti consists of only six wild species and maybe a dozen hybrids. These natives to Mexico are suitable for growing in greenhouses, windowsills and outdoors where climates permit. Most of these cacti form short, spherical plants that may or may not have spines. They are usually flecked with small, white scales. In spring to late summer, numerous, large, daisy-like, yellow flowers grow at the plant's crown. Each long-lasting flower opens completely in bright light.  

Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum capricorne

Astrophytum coahuilense




 

Astrophytum caput-medusae

Astrophytum myriostigma

Astrophytum ornatum

Japanese cultivars

Cultivars are obtained by selecting those individuals most original from successive crosses of different varieties of Astrophytum. 

 But the "secrets" are jealously guarded by Japanese breeders, it is difficult to obtain information on the origins and crosses that gave birth to these little marvels. We have some of them. 

The Astrophytum ornatum

 Adult plants exceed 1m in height to 25 cm in diameter. 

 Common English NamesStar cactus , also known as Monk's Hood, ornamented bishop's cap

The Astrophytum ornatum is the largest and easiest to grow and also the fastest of the Astrophytums. Spherical when young to columnar when maturesome specimen develop nice twists with age. 
Ribs have characteristic cross bands of wooly scales. See the picture below. 

Buy  Astrophytum ornatum Ø6 cm for $6.95. New price $5.00. 


Astrophytum ornatum Ø7 cm for $6.95. New price $6.00. 

Astrophytum myriostigma

 Common names: Bishop's Cap Cactus, Bishop's Hat or Bishop's Miter Cactus) is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in cactus collections. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1]

A. myriostigma is a spineless cactus defined by the presence of three to seven (usually five) pronounced vertical ribs which define the cactus' shape when young (the genus name "astrophytum", literally, "star plant", is derived from the resulting star-like shape).

Astrophytum myriostigma        Ø6 cm for  $4.00 Out of stock

Astrophytum myriostigma       Ø5 cm for $3.00

Out of stock

Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudum   This form is without the white tufted characteristics, so it is 'nude', which in this case means smooth green.

 

 Origin: San Luis Potosi, Mexico but many of the clones actually in cultivation are of garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)                                  A. myriostigma nudum is very similar to the other myriostigma, it only deviate from the well-known typical form for lacking or mostly lacking white flecks, giving a bright green, blue-green, gray-green or mauve-green color overall depending on clones.                  Blossoming time: Spring or early summer, they take up to 6 years to bloom.

Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudum Ø6 cm in blooming            for sale  $3.50  Out of stock

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