Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Astrophytum capricorne goats horns

Astrophytum Capricorne Goat's Horns

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Astrophytum Capricorne is commonly known as 'Goat's Horns' and ‘Zebra Plant’. This is a hardy South African native cactus with curved spines on its globe-shaped stem. It can reach up to the height of 18 in or 45 cm and belongs to the Cactaceae family. The globular stem has prominent ribs that run around the edge of the winter-dormant cacti from top to bottom.

Growth Rate

Astrophytum capricorne has a fast growth rate.


Zebra plant succulent blooms light and subtle yellow flowers with a red or orange center in the summer.

Watering and Feeding

Water this cactus from spring to near the end of fall when the soil becomes dry. Feed it once a month during the growing season with a cactus and succulent fertilizer.


A well-draining soil mix is recommended for Astrophytum capricorne. 60 percent perlite, 20 percent peat, and 20 percent compost, or a combination of these work well for their growth. You can buy a ready-made mix if you do not want to make your own.


Astrophytum capricorne is a drought-tolerant cactus. It has a frost tolerance of -5° C (23° F)and belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b.


In their natural habitat, Zebra plants prefer full sun exposure and thrive if provided with plenty of sunlight or partial shade.


These cacti can be easily propagated from seeds. The ideal germination temperature is 21° C - 26.6° C.

Although Astrophytum capricorne is not the most appealing plant to grow indoors, some growers enjoy growing this rare plant. Zebra succulent plant care is easy if all the instructions are followed. One should definitely get their hands on this plant.

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Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Zebra plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Yellow with a red or orange centre
Frost Tolerance -5° C
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 18 in/45 cm
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Astrophytum capricorne goats horns
Shape Globe shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Laura B.
United States United States

Love it

Nice size and healthy!

Jonathan Z.
United States United States

Missing thorns...

Arrived in great shape. Missing its iconic thorns for some reason.

Fusun A.
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Good things in little packages

My astrophytum arrived early and is in good shape. I don't mind that it's a bit small. I love the convenience and the guarantee that Planet Desert will send me a well-cared-for plant. Here is a class picture of this cohort

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Linda C.
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Very unique and cute...arrived in great condition.

Beverly H.
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Love this company!

I bought Astrophytum capricorne goats horns because I'm a Capricorn & I like the plant! The plant I received was perfect & a nice size. great purchase!

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