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Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO STAR-SHAPE MPS1

Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO STAR-SHAPE MPS1

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Astrophytum asterias cv 'OIBBO' is a cultivated variety (cultivar) of Astrophytum asterias, known for its unique and distinctive features that set it apart from the typical Astrophytum asterias species. This cultivar has been selectively bred for certain traits, including its ornamental value, which makes it highly prized among cactus enthusiasts and collectors. Here’s a brief overview of its description and some cultivation tips.


The Astrophytum asterias 'OIBBO' cultivar showcases a stunning appearance that includes:

  • Body Shape and Size: It typically exhibits a flattened, globular shape that is characteristic of the Astrophytum asterias species but may present variations in form due to selective breeding. The size can vary but generally remains compact, making it suitable for small spaces.
  • Surface Texture: One of the most striking features is its surface texture. The 'OIBBO' may display a more pronounced woolly or velvety texture, with white dots (areoles) that are more prominent or arranged in unique patterns compared to the standard Astrophytum asterias.
  • Spines: Like many Astrophytum asterias cultivars, 'OIBBO' typically lacks spines or has very short ones, contributing to its smooth appearance.
  • Flowers: It blooms with large, yellow flowers that are vibrant and contrast beautifully against the plant's body. The flowering period is similar to the standard species, usually occurring in the warmer months.

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.

A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc. You can buy it in our eBay store. 1 single certificate can cover several plants purchase that are sent together in same shipment.


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Plant height:

Pot diameter: 7cm

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