Astrophytum Capricorne Goats Horns

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$ 7.75

Astrophytum Capricorne Goats Horns

(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).

Astrophytum capricorne, also known as the Goat's horn cactus, is native to Mexico.
It has more spines than other Astrophytum species. Solitary globose or columnar cactus.

Stem: Although young plants are globular, they soon become ovoid, and eventually columnar up to 1.2 m tall, 10 (15) cm in diameter. The epidermis of is more or less covered with the typical white woolly flecks characteristic of the genus.

Ribs: Usually 8.

Areoles: In vertical rows along each rib and

Spines: 5 to 10 up to 7 cm long, Grey to brown wired, twisted, curved, flattened that look like the horn of a Capricorn. As plant ages spines get a bit more intense and messier, but relatively sparse, they are stiff but pliable and fragile, so, plant should be handled with care.

Flowers: Sweet smelling 7.5 cm wide, yellow with a red center.

Blooming season: Blooms in summer.

Fruit: Reddish covered with flattened spines, 2.5 cm in diameter.

Camouflage: The fine spines of this species are an optical artifice supporting the grass-mimicry to the surroundings.

Recommended Temperature Zone:USDA: 9-10

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

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Northern Mexico (Coahuila)

Growth Habits: Solitary globose or columnar cactus, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 4 inches in diameter (10 cm); 7 or 8 ribs; 5 to 10 spines, up to 2.8 inches long (7 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer.

Propagation: Seeds



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.

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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.

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