Astrophytum myriostigma

Bishop's Mitre Cactus, Bishop's Cap Cactus, Bishop's Hat Cactus, Bishop's Hat
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Quick Overview
  • Spine-free Mexican cactus
  • Symmetrical star-shaped body
  • Yellow flowers in summer
  • Full sun and a free-draining alkaline substrate
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Astrophytum myriostigma, Bishop's Mitre Cactus, is native to northern and northeastern Mexico where it occurs at altitudes of 750 to 1,500m on very free-draining calcareous substrates. It is famous for its spine-free geometric five-ribbed shape and although some forms do have four or even three ribs, the five-ribbed star shape is the classic Astrophytum myriostigma form. Starting life as a chunky globular plant, Astrophytum myriostigma gradually becomes columnar with age and tall venerable specimens are highly-prized. It freely produces flowers in the summer that are pale yellow and slightly fragrant. The body is covered - to greater or lesser degree - with small white trichomes, tiny patches of microscopic hairs.


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Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
Sub-Family Cactoideae
Synonyms Astrophytum coahuilense, Astrophytum columnare, Astrophytum depressum, Astrophytum myriostigma var. cereiforme, Astrophytum myriostigma subsp. coahuilense, Astrophytum myriostigma var. coahuilense, Astrophytum myriostigma var. columnare, Astrophytum myriostigma var. grandiflorum, Astrophytum myriostigma var. minimiflorum, Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudicarpa, Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudum, Astrophytum myriostigma subsp. potosinum, Astrophytum myriostigma var. potosinum, Astrophytum myriostigma subsp. quadricostatum, Astrophytum myriostigma var. quadricostatum, Astrophytum myriostigma var. quadricostatum, Astrophytum myriostigma var. strongylogonum, Astrophytum myriostigma subsp. tamaulipense, Astrophytum myriostigma var. tamaulipense, Astrophytum myriostigma subsp. tulense, Astrophytum myriostigma var. tulense, Astrophytum myriostigma var. verum, Astrophytum prismaticum, Astrophytum quadratum, Astrophytum tulense, Cereus colicochus, Echinocactus myriostigma, Echinocactus myriostigma subsp. coahuilensis, Echinocactus myriostigma var. columnaris, Echinocactus myriostigma f. columnaris, Echinocactus myriostigma var. nudus, Echinocactus myriostigma subsp. potosinus, Echinocactus myriostigma var. quadricostatus, Echinocactus myriostigma subsp. quadricostatus
Geographical Origin Mexico: Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas
Cultivation Gritty alkaline mix that is very free-draining. Full sun. Do not water through the winter. Ideal houseplant in a well-lit aspect
Eventual Height 60-90cm
Eventual Spread 12-15cm
Hardiness Cold tolerant but not hardy in the UK. Ok in a cool glasshouse under fleece during the coldest periods
Astrophytum myriostigma
Bishop's Mitre Cactus, Bishop's Cap Cactus, Bishop's Hat Cactus, Bishop's Hat
Size
ex 1 Litre pots
Availability: In stock
£11.99
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