Astrophytum Mirostigma

Product Description
$ 6.50

Astrophytum Mirostigma

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
This gorgeous plant is known for its vertical ribs along the side of rib. The name “astrophytum” means start plant, because of its start like shape. As the cactus ages the ribs becomes more prominent and it also gets more into a cylindrical shape. It grows up to 70-100 cm tall and 10-20 cm in diameter.

Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20° F (-6°C)

Sun Exposure:  Light shade

Origin:  Mexico (Querétaro, Hidalgo)

Growth Habits: Solitary columnar cactus, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 6 inches in diameter (15 cm); usually 8 ribs; 1 central spine; 5 to 10 radials

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer. Allow the soil to dry before watering again. Do not water in winter.

Propagation: Seeds that germinate rapidly.

Blooming Habits: The Astrophytum ornatum blooms in summer. The 2.5 inch wide flowers (6 cm) are pale yellow and scented. It needs to be 6 inches tall to bloom (15 cm). This might take six years or more depending on the length of its growing period in your local conditions.



All of 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.

Planet Desert's customer service goal is simple: We are committed to providing our customers total satisfaction. Every time. Guaranteed. Please feel free to drop us a line with any questions, comments or to share your thoughts on this site.

What makes us different is the passion and the attention to the detail in all we do here at Planet Desert. We are confident in the quality of our products. That’s why all our plants have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:

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