Astrophytum Asterias Plant, Mix pattern Plant, Spine less Plant

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Astrophytum asterias, also known as sand dollar cactus or star cactus, is a small, slow-growing cactus species native to Mexico. The plant typically grows to about 10-15 cm in height and has a diameter of about 15-20 cm. It has a globular shape and the stem is usually covered with white, flaky flecks, giving the appearance of a sand dollar. The plant produces yellow flowers in the spring and summer, and the flowers are followed by small, red fruit.

Astrophytum asterias is a relatively easy plant to care for, and it is well-suited to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. It prefers bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil that is allowed to dry out completely between watering. The plant is drought tolerant, but will appreciate occasional deep watering during the summer months. It is also important to protect the plant from frost, as it is not cold hardy.

Overall, Astrophytum asterias is a unique and attractive cactus that is well-suited to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Its interesting shape and flaky flecks make it a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts.

Astrophytum Cactus Care and How to Make them Flower

Astrophytum cactus, also known as bishop's cap cactus, is a slow-growing cactus species that is native to Mexico. These cacti are known for their unique shape and attractive spines. The care for Astrophytum cactus is relatively easy but with a few specific details.

  1. Light: Astrophytum cactus prefers bright, indirect light. Place it near a window that gets plenty of light, but avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Astrophytum cactus is drought-tolerant and does not need to be watered frequently. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which can be fatal to the plant.

  3. Temperature: Astrophytum cactus prefers warm temperatures, but can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. It can survive in temperatures between 40-90F.

  4. Soil: Use a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix to ensure good drainage. Avoid heavy, clay soils that retain moisture.

  5. Fertilizer: Fertilize Astrophytum cactus once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a cactus or succulent fertilizer.

  6. Pests: Keep an eye out for pests such as mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites. You can remove them by wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or by using a pesticide specifically formulated for succulent plants.

  7. Repotting: If the plant becomes root-bound in its container, it may need to be repotted. Repot in the spring, using a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix.

  8. Propagation: Astrophytum cactus can be propagated by taking stem or leaf cuttings, allowing them to callus over before planting them in well-draining soil.

To make Astrophytum cactus flower, it is important to provide them with the right conditions. They need bright, indirect light, well-draining soil, and regular watering during the growing season. They also need a period of dormancy in the fall and winter, during which time they will not need as much water or light. With proper care and the right conditions, Astrophytum cactus will produce yellow or white flowers in the spring or summer.

Processing Time: We take 2 day to make plant ready for journey. Before packing we give them fertilizer and fungicide for best results.

Packing: We send potted plant in strong customized cardboard boxes to ensure zero transit loss.

Pot Size     :   3 Inch Black/White Plastic Basic Nursery Pot.
Plant Size  :   1.5 Inch To 3 Inch Diameter.
Sun Need  :   Keep in direct sun.
Water        :   Water once in a week if its winter or rainy season. In summer water thrice a week.
Fertilizer   :    To promote more flower fertilize after each 4 month with cow dung manure or any balanced NPK fertilizer.
Repotting  :   This plant love to grow root bound so repot once in 2 year only.
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