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Astrophytum 'KIKKO SWAROVSKI ' is a fascinating and highly sought-after cultivar within the cactus community, renowned for its distinctive appearance and ornamental appeal. This hybrid cactus, derived from the Astrophytum species, showcases a compelling blend of natural artistry and cultivated charm.

  1. Appearance: The term 'Kikko' is derived from the Japanese word for "tortoise shell," which aptly describes the cactus's unique surface texture. It features a geometric, star-shaped body characterized by pronounced, angular tubercles that resemble a turtle's shell. These tubercles give the cactus a segmented, almost crystalline appearance.

  2. Surface Detailing: Adding to its decorative appeal, 'Kikko Swarovski' typically displays a dense covering of white, fleck-like scales or dots, which contrast strikingly against the green of its flesh. This speckled patterning enhances its gem-like quality, reminiscent of the Swarovski crystal's brilliance.

  3. Growth Form: It grows slowly, forming a compact, spherical, or slightly columnar shape over time. Unlike some cacti, it tends to grow solitarily without producing many offsets.

  4. Flowers: In line with its Astrophytum lineage, 'Kikko Swarovski' can produce large, showy, yellow flowers. These blooms usually appear at the cactus's apex during the warmer months.

Astrophytum 'KIKKO SWAROVSKI ' is particularly prized among collectors and enthusiasts for its striking, sculptural appearance and rarity. It represents a beautiful fusion of natural cactus characteristics with a unique, cultivated form.

Astrophytum is a genus of six species of cactu, native to North America

These species are sometimes referred to as living rocks. The generic name is derived from the Greek words άστρον (astron), meaning "star," and φυτόν (phyton), meaning "plant".



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