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Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis AN7

Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis AN7

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Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis

Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis is a stunning variety of cactus renowned for its distinctive star-shaped appearance. Native to Tamaulipas, Mexico, this subspecies features spherical or slightly elongated stems covered in white flecks or dots, resembling stars on a night sky. The stems are typically green to bluish-green in color, occasionally tinged with purple or brown hues. This subspecies often produces striking yellow flowers with orange centers during the blooming season, adding to its allure.

Cultivation Tips for Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis

For successful cultivation of Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis, consider the following tips:

  1. Soil and Potting: Plant Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis in well-draining soil mixtures, such as cactus or succulent potting mix combined with perlite or coarse sand. Choose pots with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

  2. Sunlight Exposure: Place the plant in a location where it can receive plenty of sunlight, preferably in a south-facing window or outdoors in full sun. Ensure adequate airflow to prevent overheating.

  3. Watering: Water sparingly but deeply, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the winter months, reduce watering to mimic its natural dormancy period and prevent rot.

  4. Temperature: Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis thrives in warm temperatures ranging between 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C) during the growing season. Protect the plant from frost and extreme cold temperatures.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength once a month during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant period.

  6. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor the plant regularly for signs of pests such as mealybugs or scale insects. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

  7. Repotting: Repot Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis every 2-3 years in spring, using fresh potting mix and slightly larger containers to accommodate root growth.

By following these cultivation tips, you can enjoy the beauty of Astrophytum asterias subsp. tamaulipensis and help it thrive in your home or 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: 5,5cm

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