Astrophytum mirostigma has the common name ‘Bishop Cap.’ Astrophytum means ‘star’ in Greek – the succulent gets its name because of its characteristic shape. The plant exhibits varied geometrical shapes with distinct vertical ribs that grow stout and prominent with time. Not just that, the plant bears scented blossoms during the blooming months. Astrophytum mirostigma belongs to the Cactaceae family and has its origin in Mexico. The winter-dormant succulent has a slow growth rate, growing up to a height of 0.6 meters, and needs partial shade to full sun exposure to thrive.
Astrophytum mirostigma is a slow-growing plant.
The blooming season takes place in summers when the plant bears a solitary white color flower, almost 2.5 inches wide. The plant blooms only when it is 6 inches tall or more.
Watering and Feeding
The watering needs of the succulent are conservative. No watering is required in winters. Watering in summer should be occasional only when the soil is dry.
Bishop Cap grows optimally in a well-drained and typical cacti soil mix.
The hardiness zone of Bishop Cap is 10 to 11, with a frost tolerance temperature of -6°C (21.2°F).
Astrophytum mirostigma requires partial shade to grow happily.
The ideal way to propagate Astrophytum mirostigma is through seeds.
Bishop Cap or Astrophytum mirostigma is a plant worth keeping in your succulent garden, indoors or outdoors. It makes for a wishful gifting item too!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Bishops cap|
|Scientific Name||Astrophytum mirostigma|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|
My first but not my last Astrophytum.
Well first I would like to say the delivery arrived fast and safe. This is my first Astrophytum certainly not my last. It came and very well looked after at the nursery no splits or marks. I looking forward in ordering more this coming spring.
Cute little bishop cap
Such a beautiful cactus
Great! Would recommend them to anyone!
Cactus was healthy upon arrival. Is growing fast. Hasn't flowered but others I ordered with this one has. Just an awesome cactus.