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Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x mulipunctatum 47

Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x mulipunctatum 47

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Astrophytum asterias, commonly known as the Star Cactus, is a spineless, round cactus that resembles a sea urchin. Native to small areas of Texas and northeastern Mexico, it typically grows to about 5-15 cm in diameter. Its dark green body is segmented into vertical ribs, dotted with woolly white areoles that give it a speckled appearance. During the summer, it blooms with large, yellow flowers from the plant's center, which contrast starkly against its dark green body.

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    Botanical family: Cactaceae

    Botanical genus: Astrophytum

    Botanical species: Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x mulipunctatum


    Cultivation Tips

    Light: Astrophytum asterias 'OIBBO' requires plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. Direct exposure to harsh sunlight can cause sunburn, especially to the more delicate 'OIBBO' cultivar, so it's advisable to provide some shade during the hottest part of the day.

    Soil: A well-draining soil mix is essential. Use a cactus or succulent mix and consider adding extra perlite or pumice to enhance drainage.

    Watering: Water moderately during the growing season, allowing the soil to completely dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, particularly in cooler months, so reduce watering frequency in winter.

    Temperature: It prefers warm temperatures but should be protected from extreme cold. Ensure it's kept in an environment that remains above freezing during winter.

    Fertilizing: Feed with a diluted, low-nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season to support growth and flowering. Avoid fertilizing in winter when the plant is dormant.

    Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its pot. Spring is the best time for repotting to give the plant time to acclimate and grow throughout the summer.

    Pests/Diseases: Keep an eye out for common succulent pests like mealybugs and spider mites. Use appropriate treatments if pests are detected and ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

    The Astrophytum asterias cv 'OIBBO' is a fascinating cultivar that stands out in any collection due to its unique appearance and the care it requires. With the right conditions and attention, it can thrive and become a stunning addition to your succulent or cactus garden.

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