Astrophytum Mirostigma Hybrid goes by the common name “Bishops Cap”. With its geometrical shape, the plant is known to be a small Globus cactus with extremely pronounced ribs. It has its origin in Mexico and belongs to the family of Cactaceae. Astrophytum Mirostigma Hybrid offers a dormancy of winters and it can grow up to 10 feet in height.
Astrophytum Mirostigma Hybrid is a fast-growing cactus and needs to be well nurtured right from the start. Even though slightly difficult to cultivate, they grow quite fast.
Astrophytum Mirostigma Hybrid is known for its red-colored flowers that bloom in mid-late summer.
Watering and Feeding
During fall and winter, keep the plant completely dry. Give it moderate watering during spring and summer but make sure the soil is completely dried before you water again. Even though this cactus does not require any feeding as such, you can buy a succulent fertilizer with minimum chemicals and follow the instructions as provided on the packaging.
A porous soil combination along with a well-drained pot assures the cactus to thrive and bloom.
The plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -7° C (19.4° F). Astrophytum Mirostigma Hybrid belongs to the hardiness zone of 9b to 10b.
Astrophytum Mirostigma Hybrid prefers light sun exposure especially during the central hours of the day. While you can expose it to the sun throughout the year, protect it when the sun is too strong during the summer season.
The cactus can easily be propagated by sowing seeds through the manual pollination of flowers. These seeds will need frequent replanting and need to be kept away from the strong sun and dry environment. The best part is that germination takes place at a fast pace and the sown seeds grow rapidly.
Astrophytum Mirostigma Hybrid is known for its flawless beauty and rare presence in just very specific locations. The collections of this cactus are sought after around the world mainly due to its appearance and flowering. This species of cactus is without a doubt the most appreciated and preferred.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid-late summer|
|Common Name||Bishops cap|
|Frost Tolerance||-7 ° c|
|Scientific Name||Astrophytum mirostigma hybrid|
|Sun Exposure||Light shade|
Wonderful astrophytum, there was a waiting list for this plant. Worth the wait!
Looking forward to buy more of these! Beautiful and grow fastly
Planet desert has amazing variety of plants! So glad to found this site.