Astrophytum ornatum metztitlan
Astrophytum ornatum metztitlan
Astrophytum ornatum metztitlan
Astrophytum ornatum metztitlan
Astrophytum ornatum metztitlan
Astrophytum ornatum metztitlan

Astrophytum Ornatum Metztitlan Star Cactus

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Astrophytum Ornatum Metztitlan goes by the common name ‘Star Cactus’. It is grayish-brown in color and is covered with white dots. The plant has its origin in Mexico and belongs to the family of Cactaceae. Astrophytum Ornatum Metztitlan offers a dormancy of winters and goes from about 30 cm up to 120 cm in height. 

Growth Rate

The star cactus grows at a slow pace and needs a huge amount of water from time to time.  


Astrophytum Ornatum Metztitlan is known for its light lemon yellow-colored flowers that bloom in both the spring and the summer seasons.

Watering and Feeding 

You need to make sure that your Star Cactus does not sit in water for too long. While less water is required in winters, make sure you water the plant at least once in the growing period. Its fertilizing season starts from April and goes on till the month of October. 


Well-draining, sandy soil is the best since it allows water drainage. Avoid soil that retains moisture.


The plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -10° C (14° F). Astrophytum Ornatum Metztitlan belongs to the hardiness zone of 6-10b. 


The plant requires direct sun exposure. It can also adjust in partial indirect lighting from time to time. Star Cactus enjoys bright and direct sunlight daily. 


Star Cactus can be propagated by seeds that are found in their flowers. Propagation from its leaves can take place when a leaf is carefully cut from the mother plant and grown from scratch. 

Astrophytum Ornatum Metztitlan ‘Star Cactus’ is an ideal cactus since it is small in size and unique in shape. This kind flourishes in situations where no plant would survive easily. 

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Blooming Season Spring and summer
Common Name Star cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Lemon-yellow
Frost Tolerance -10° C
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 6-10.
Height 30 to 120 cm
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Astrophytum ornatum metztitlan
Shape Shortly columnar cactus
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Troy M.
United States United States

Very high quality!

Super high quality specimen was shipped to me, looks as good or better than even the ones in the site pictures! Very pleased! Has grown significantly in the 1 year timespan since I ordered it. (this pic was taken on arrival)

Devina M.
United States United States


Beautiful, healthy, and perfectly packed for shipping

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