Astrophytum coahuilense "LITTLE FLOWERS"
This cultivar branches profusely producing readily delightful and
Similarly to the standard Astrophytum coahuilense this
cultivar has five
ribs covered by dense grey
flecks. But the flowers
are very small up to 2,5 cm long, pale yellow without the characteristic
red throat. It has also a tendency to branch profusely from the side
areoles and will form soon small clumps. For this unusual
characteristics it is thought by some that it could be (perhaps) a
Cultivation is not too difficult in a
greenhouse, although grows
quite slowly. The plants need a loose well-drained
mineral soil. They need a good amount of
Watering can be done weekly during
summertime, if the weather is
sunny enough, with a little
fertilizer added. Kept this way, plants will
healthy, although slow
growth. They are
frost hardy to -4°
cuttings, but plants are often
grafted to accelerate growth as
they would generally take at least a five years to reach
on their own.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
(H. Möller) Kayser cv.
Garden origin (Nursery
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Flowers are very small, hence the cultivars
The blooms are pale yellow but lack the
characteristic red throat of the