Adult Plant Growing Information
Five-Spine Rating -
Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.
This variety will do their best as houseplants with lots of sun and they become stressed with inadequate light which could result in poor health or even death.
Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.
This variety stores much of its water in the root system and will need a large or deep pot to accommodate their extensive roots.
Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.
Potential living space locations include; East, West windows, but a South window or a three to four seasons room will work better where the plants get more sun. This species will tolerate very cool days and cold nights, but will need the temperatures to remain above 20 °F. In general for this species; myriostigma must never left outdoors unless it is being kept in a climate very similar to its natural habitat. However, in the case of the myriostigma plants being sold on this site, they have been propagated and grown in a wet climate, and they will benefit from being outdoors where they will receive direct sun and rain. Astrophytum myriostigma can do well on a very sunny windowsill, but it is a plant that requires a lot of sun.
Most plants continue to grow only having 5 ribs, but sometimes plants may increase the number of ribs as they grow depending on the individual plant genetics.
Myriostigma grows from 4 to 8 inches wide, and can get a few feet tall as an older plant. They keep a globular appearance for many years, before they begin to get tall. This cactus has no spines, and instead has small felty dots where the spines would be along the ribs. Its common name might fit more if these plants were red, but it is sometimes named 'Bishop's Cap'. The tend to have small flowers, and almost always yellow in color.
Mexico, highlands of central northern places.
seed propagation origin
Plants and seeds are grown and propagated by windowsillcactus.com.
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