The beautiful succulent cactus Astrophytum Myriostigma (Bishop's Cap) like other plants from this genus, grows in a shape similar to that of a star. The true Bishop's Cap has no spines (others are selling spiny cactus under this name but they are not true spineless Astrophytum Myriostigma). While the foliage is attractive on its own, the yellow flower only adds to the beauty! A great one for the collector. Sold in 4" plastic pot.
The daisy-like flower appears at the top of a mature plant and is usually 2″ inches in diameter. Each flower blooms for about 2 days. However, the flowers bloom in succession so the flowering season can last for months. Yellow in color with a red or orange center, the flowers appear during spring or in early summer.
Astrophytum plants do not require lots of water. During colder weather, from October till March, refrain from watering them at all. Begin watering sparingly during March. Slowly, increase watering as temperatures rise. Keep in mind that while Astrophytum Myriostigma requires water in small amounts during the summer, it is important to make sure the plant is not overwatered.
Just like water, these plants do not need to be fed a lot. Use a diluted liquid low nitrogen content fertilizer once a month during summer and stop as winter sets in.