Astrophytum myriostigma

Scientific Name:  Astrophytum myriostigma
Synonyms:  Echinocactus myriostigma
Common Name:  Bishop's Cap
Other Names:  Bishop's Miter
Monk's Hood
Etymology:  Astrophytum: astron (star); phyton (plant) [Greek]
Myriostigma: myrios (countless or many); stigma (blemish) [Greek]
Echinocactus: echinos (hedgehog); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
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
Comments:  The star-shaped body of this cactus epitomizes the Astrophytum (star-plant) genus. The plant is covered with a myriad of with countless white spots called flecking. Eventually reaching 16 inches tall, this easy to care for, 5-ribbed cactus is an excellent
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