Astrophytum Asterias 'Super Kabuto', with its inimitable fuzzy epidermis is easily distinguished from the normal A. asterias by the epidermis, that does not have simple dots, but a mosaic of extensive white spots that make the plant look intensely maculate. The white flakes are much larger, and sometimes geometrically arranged.
There is now a huge amount of variation in the forms of ‘Super Kabuto’, with some being called “V” type, some “Zebra” type, and some called “snow ball” type.
Like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes. The epidermis of Superkabuto is harder than in the normal asterias and cracks easily if plants are overwatered.
Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. In a glass room you may have to provide some shade during a hot summers day to prevent sunburn
Feed every 4 weeks with a Nitrogen-poor and Potassium & Phosphorus-rich fertilizer during summer
It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens
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