Astrophytum Myriostigma var. nudum
Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudum is very similar to Astrophytum myriostigma, it only deviate from the well-known typical form for lacking or mostly lacking white flecks. The stem is spherical to shortly columnar with age, up to 3.3 feet tall and up to 4 inches in diameter. The number of ribs vary from 3 to 8 (usually 5). Flowers are up to 2 inches long, pale-yellow and bloom in spring or early summer. It take up to 6 years to bloom.
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.
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
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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