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  Astrophytum myriostigma cv. HUBUKI
 
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The true "HUBUKI" is rarely seen in cultivation. This beautiful cultivar is often bewildered with the more common cv. HOBOKI wich is very similar but not identical.
 

Description: The stems and lateral branches are finger like1,5-2,5 cm in diameter, up to12 cm tall. It produces also many tiny flower buds in summer which usually abort and soon fall down. This cultivar tends to be slower growing.
Remarks: HOBOKI and HUBUKI are two very similar cultivars both in the name and in the general appearance, but not the same plant! HUBOKI has white dots that condense at evenly-spaced intervals on the epidermis forming a cloud like decorative design, whilst the dots of HUBUKI are spaced in a more uniform manner.

Cultivation: It is frequently seen as a grafted plant but grows very well on its own roots too. Wintering with 5-15 C but hardy to -5 C for a short time. Need full sun or light shade. Grow in a very draining mineral substrate with little organic matter (peat, humus).
 


HUBUKI

HUBOKI
The white dots of "HUBUKI " are usually spaced in a uniform manner, while on the contrary those of "HOBOKI" form white bands.
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. HUBUKI

OriginJapan,  Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


 

 


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