Astrophytum Ornatum - Hybrid Monk Hood

SKU: MYBG-CACT-ASTR-ASOR
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Rs.659
Pot size: 3"

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Astrophytum

Genus

N/A

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Low

Maintenance

Once a Week

Water Requirement

Yes

With Pots

Small

Size

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

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

Family

Cactaceae

Native

North America

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. 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.

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.

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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