Astrophytum Ornatum f Nudum Monk Hood Cactus Plant


Pot size: 3"
Sale priceRs.495.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days




Flower Color

Non Fragrant



Flowering Season



Once a Week

Water Requirement


With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor


Product Description

Astrophytum ornatum is the largest and tallest species of Astrophytum. Solitary and cylindrical in form it may grow up to 6.6 feet  in height and up to 30 cm in width.

Astrophytum ornatum




North America


Astrophytum ornatum  is the largest and tallest species of  Astrophytum. Solitary and cylindrical in form it may grow up to 6.6 feet in height and up to 30 cm in width. It develops numerous white woolly flakes for protection from the sun. It flowers throughout the summer. Flowers are canary yellow and up to 7.5 cm long.

Astrophytum ornatum Nudum  distinguishes for its stout almost naked dark green stem without (or with very few) white hair-tufts, on the contrary the white hair-tufts in typical plants are in broad bands, seeming to be hanging from opposing areoles and take a long time in the transition to the adult form. Up to date many botanists don't recognize the variety rank to this taxon which does not differ conspicuously from the other forms of the species


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

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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