Astrophytum myriostigma
Astrophytum myriostigma
Astrophytum myriostigma
Astrophytum myriostigma
Astrophytum myriostigma

Astrophytum mirostigma Bishop Cap

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

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.

Growth Rate

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!

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Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Bishops cap
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower White
Frost Tolerance -6°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10-11.
Height 0.6 m
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Astrophytum mirostigma
Shape Geometric
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Miriam R.
United States

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.

Debra A.
United States United States

Nice cactus

Cute little bishop cap

Randy E.
United States United States

Such a beautiful cactus

Great! Would recommend them to anyone!

United States United States


Cactus was healthy upon arrival. Is growing fast. Hasn't flowered but others I ordered with this one has. Just an awesome cactus.

Hollie L.
United States United States


Very well packaged and the plant was absolutely beautiful! Blew my expectations out of the water.

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