Astrophytum Asterias 'Super Kabuto'

SKU: MYBG-CACT-ASTR-ASSK
filler
Rs.1,100
Pot size: 3"

Genus

Astrophytum

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

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

Silver Dollar Cactus

Family

Cactaceae

Native

North America

Description

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 type, some Zebra type, and some called now ball type.

Environment

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

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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