Astrophytum capricorne

Scientific Name:  Astrophytum capricorne
Synonyms:  Echinocactus capricorne
Common Name:  Goat's Horn Cactus
Other Names:   
Etymology:  Astrophytum: astron (star); phyton (plant) [Greek]
Echinocactus: echinos (hedgehog); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
Capricorne: capra (billy goat); cornu (horn or trumpet) [Latin]
Origin:  Mexico
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Typical mix: 1 part potting soil to 1 part coarse sand.
Water:  Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.
Min Temperature:  45F.
Blooms:  Yellow w. Red Throat
Comments:  The Goat's Horn is named for the characteristic shape of its long, curled and flattened spines. The spines are very fragile, so, plant should be handled with care. The skin of this 8-ribbed cactus is covered with small white flecks: a characteristic of th
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