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Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum HH102

Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum HH102

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Product Description

Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum is a hybrid cactus resulting from crossing Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO with Astrophytum capricorne var. aureum. This hybrid inherits characteristics from both parent species, resulting in a unique appearance and growth habit. Here's a description and some cultivation tips:

Description:

  1. Appearance: The hybrid typically displays a compact, spherical or columnar growth habit with a distinctive ribbed texture on its stem. The ribs may have woolly or spiny areoles depending on the specific traits inherited from its parents.

  2. Coloration: Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum often exhibits a green to yellow-green stem color, sometimes with variegations or markings. The coloration may vary depending on environmental factors and genetic expression.

  3. Areoles: Like its parent species, this hybrid has prominent areoles from which spines or wool may emerge. The number and arrangement of spines can vary, ranging from sparse to densely packed, depending on the individual plant.

  4. Flowers: When mature, Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum may produce attractive yellow flowers with a funnel-shaped structure. Flowering typically occurs in the spring or summer, depending on environmental conditions and care.

Cultivation Tips:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight for Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum. It thrives in full sun conditions but may require protection from intense afternoon sun, especially during the hottest months.

  2. Temperature: This hybrid prefers warm temperatures ranging from 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C) during the growing season. Protect it from frost and cold temperatures, as prolonged exposure can damage or kill the plant.

  3. Soil: Use a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix to ensure proper drainage and prevent waterlogging. A mixture of perlite, coarse sand, and peat moss or coconut coir can provide ideal conditions for root health.

  4. Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings to prevent root rot and fungal issues. Water sparingly, especially during the winter months when the plant is dormant. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant's growth stage.

  5. Container: Plant Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum in a shallow, wide container with adequate drainage holes. Ensure the pot size is proportional to the plant's root system to prevent water stagnation.

  6. Fertilization: Feed the plant with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer formulated for cacti and succulents during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid excessive fertilization, as this can lead to nutrient imbalances and damage the plant.

  7. Propagation: Propagate Astrophytum asterias cv OIBBO x capricorne var. aureum from seeds or offsets produced at the base of mature plants. Sow seeds in well-draining soil and maintain warm, humid conditions until germination occurs. Allow offsets to dry and callous before planting in a suitable growing medium.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Monitor the plant for signs of pests such as mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with organic or chemical insecticides as needed. Ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering to prevent fungal diseases.

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