Astrophytum plant story
Botanical name: Astrophytum
Common Name(s): Bishop’s Hat, Star Cactus, Fossil Cactus
The Astrophytum myriostigma, commonly referred to as the Bishop's Hat or Star Cactus is a fun and unique cactus! It derives its names from its distinct star-shaped structure and dome-like appearance.
What makes this plant stand
out is that not one cactus is alike! Each plant displays 3-7 defined ribs and
differs in coloration, from pristine white to vibrant green.
May your Astrophytum bring
starry joy to your space
Fun Fact: Given its slow growth, larger specimens of the
Bishop's Cap cactus are often considered collectible items, adding an
additional layer of fascination to these plants.
Astrophytum Myriostigma Care Guide
Like most cacti, an
Astrophytum myriostigma doesn’t require much care and love – in fact, giving it
too much care and water could harm your plant. We’ve written a guide for you,
so that you can avoid the most common pitfalls when taking care of your Astrophytum.
Light and Placement: Thriving
in bright spots with direct sunlight or in well-lit, indirect light, the
Astrophytum adds a touch of nature wherever it's placed.
Watering: As a true cactus, the
Astrophytum is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal water and preferring to dry
out between watering sessions. In summer, a monthly watering is plenty, while during colder months,
it's best to cut back on watering and check every 2-3 months.
Temperature: An Astrophytum myriostigma tolerates temperatures from 10-30 degrees.