Astrophytum Ornatum – Monk’s Hood,

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Type: Plants

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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


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