Astrophytum asterias Superkabuto
(This plant comes in a 2.5 inch pot. 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 . (The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Astrophytum asterias cv. Superkabuto
Cultivation and propagation: It is a summer grower plant relatively easy to grow. It is sometimes seen as a grafted plant but grows well on its own roots too. It is not too difficult in a greenhouse, although grows slowly.
Watering: Requires careful watering to keep plant compact. Water sparingly from March till October. Keep dry as soon as the temperature starts dropping in October and keep it perfectly dry in winter at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade.
Hardiness: They need to be kept in a cool place during winter rest and are somewhat resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather. It tends to rot in winter during the resting phase, if kept wet.
Sun exposure: It needs a good amount of light. Light shade to full sun, its color tends to richer and darker when grown in light shade.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz