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  Astrophytum myriostigma
cv. HAKUUN nudum forma cristata (Clone 1)
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Astrophytum myriostigma cv HAKUUN nudum
White cloud on a smooth bronze or green epidermis
 

Description: This is a very nice crested cactus derived from the nude variant  of the famous Japanese cultivars HAKUUN.
 


 

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 graft (usually) or by cutting that root in an unpredictable manner and very slowly.
 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Astrophytum myriostigma:
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

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

Origin Japan, Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

 




These are normal shoots that occasionally are produced by the crest.
 (See: defasciation)
 

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