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  Astrophytum myriostigma "maculatum" f. cristata
(Syn: Astrophytum myriostigma cv. HAKUUN forma cristata)
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Astrophytum myriostigma maculatus forma cristata
White cloud on a smooth green epidermis
 

Description: This is a very nice crested cactus derived from the maculated form.

Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant in cultivation it is relatively easy to grow. . Use mineral well permeable substratum with little organic matter (peat, humus). Water sparingly from March till October and keep perfectly dry in winter at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade. (but it is Hardy to -7C for short periods) In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun.

Propagation: They can be propagated easily from graft (usually) or by cutting that root
in an unpredictable manner and very slowly.


 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Astrophytum myriostigma Lemaire
Original description: Cactacearum Genera nova Speciesque novae et omnium in Horto Monvillano cultarum: 4-6 1839

"maculatum"  forma cristata

Origin Japan, Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


 

 

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