3.5" Astrophytum ornatum "Star Cactus"

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Approximately eight ribs make up the composition of Astrophytum ornatum. It's gobular when young but somewhat columnar with age, with a star-like pattern on top. Spines are golden, approximately 1" in length and arranged marginally along the angles of the ribs. Requires bright light. Soil must have extra drainage; such as can be attained by addition of extra pumice or perlite. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to touch, but do not allow soil to remain waterlogged. A soggy star is not a happy star. Protect from frost.


Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.

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