Grafted Astrophytum ornatum
Grafted Astrophytum ornatum
Grafted Astrophytum ornatum
Grafted Astrophytum ornatum
Grafted Astrophytum ornatum
Grafted Astrophytum ornatum
Grafted Astrophytum ornatum

This is a grafted version of Monk's Hood, also known as Astrophytum ornatum. It is a cylindrical to columnar cactus that is star-shaped from above and has white bands of woolly scales. It is also known as the Bishop’s Cap. The plant has its origin in Mexico and belongs to the family of Cactaceae. Astrophytum ornatum comes with a dormancy of winters and goes from about 12 to 18 inches in height. 

Growth Rate 

Astrophytum ornatum is a slow-growing plant and the major factor that determines its growth rate is the local climate conditions of the environment. 

Flowering 

From pale pink to purple colored flowers, Astrophytum ornatum best blooms in the summer season. An added advantage is that these flowers are scented.

Watering and Feeding

The plant needs moderate watering in summers and no watering at all in winters. Astrophytum ornatum does not require fertilization. To give the soil a boost, it can be fed once during the growing season. 

Soil 

Astrophytum ornatum should be planted in porous & fast-draining soil. Provision of good drainage with an open, sandy gritty cactus compost is ideal. 

Hardiness 

The plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -4° C (24.8° F). It belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 to 10B. 

Light 

This plant needs direct sunlight and full sun exposure for them to grow in the best manner. At least 5 hours of direct sun daily is ideal.

Propagation 

Astrophytum ornatum can easily be propagated through its fragile seeds. Sowing the seeds in well-drained sandy soils anytime during the winter season is ideal. 

Astrophytum ornatum “Monk’s Hood” although large, is still a delicate and rare succulent that is ideal and sought after for decades now. With the right effort and dedication, they are the best bloomers and one of those plants that are pleasing to the eye. 

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Grafted Astrophytum ornatum

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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This is a grafted version of Monk's Hood, also known as Astrophytum ornatum. It is a cylindrical to columnar cactus that is star-shaped from above and has white bands of woolly scales. It is also known as the Bishop’s Cap. The plant has its origin in Mexico and belongs to the family of Cactaceae. Astrophytum ornatum comes with a dormancy of winters and goes from about 12 to 18 inches in height. 

Growth Rate 

Astrophytum ornatum is a slow-growing plant and the major factor that determines its growth rate is the local climate conditions of the environment. 

Flowering 

From pale pink to purple colored flowers, Astrophytum ornatum best blooms in the summer season. An added advantage is that these flowers are scented.

Watering and Feeding

The plant needs moderate watering in summers and no watering at all in winters. Astrophytum ornatum does not require fertilization. To give the soil a boost, it can be fed once during the growing season. 

Soil 

Astrophytum ornatum should be planted in porous & fast-draining soil. Provision of good drainage with an open, sandy gritty cactus compost is ideal. 

Hardiness 

The plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -4° C (24.8° F). It belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 to 10B. 

Light 

This plant needs direct sunlight and full sun exposure for them to grow in the best manner. At least 5 hours of direct sun daily is ideal.

Propagation 

Astrophytum ornatum can easily be propagated through its fragile seeds. Sowing the seeds in well-drained sandy soils anytime during the winter season is ideal. 

Astrophytum ornatum “Monk’s Hood” although large, is still a delicate and rare succulent that is ideal and sought after for decades now. With the right effort and dedication, they are the best bloomers and one of those plants that are pleasing to the eye. 

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