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  Astrophytum myriostigma cv HAKUUN nudum CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Astrophytum myriostigma cv HAKUUN nudum
White cloud on a smooth green epidermis
 

Description: This is one of the most famous and appreciated Japanese cultivars, the name means "cloudy sky" and refers to the characteristic maculated epidermis (with white cloud-like patches) The plant in this pages is the nude form with shining green epidermis, the common  "HAKUUN" instead has the typically white dotted  epidermis of A. myriostigma.

Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant in cultivation it is relatively easy to grow. It is sometime seen as a grafted plant but grows very well on its own roots too. Use mineral well permeable substratum with little organic matter (peat, humus). Water sparingly from March till October and keep perfectly dry in winter at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade. (but it is Hardy to -7C for short periods) In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun.

Propagation: They can be propagated easily from seed or graft.
 


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Astrophytum myriostigma:

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Astrophytum myriostigma Lemaire
Published in:
 Cactacearum Genera nova Speciesque novae et omnium in Horto Monvillano cultarum: 4-6 1839 Original description:
CV. HAKUUN

Origin Japan, Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
 



 

 






 

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