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Astrophytum myriostigma nudum
cv. Maiden's blush

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The peculiarity of this cultivar is the nice colour tones, green and mauve blush on a shining epidermis.
Very nice!

 

Description: A. myriostigma nudum cv. MAIDEN BLUSH differs from the standard "nudum"  for its  mauve-green color overall and shine epidermis.
Stem: Spherical to shortly columnar with age and is shaped like a bishop's headpiece or a star.
Spines: None.
Ribs: 5.
Flowes: 5 cm in length, pale-yellow, silk-shining.
Blooming season: Spring to summer.

 
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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.
Maiden,s Blush

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)


 

 


Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant is not too difficult in a greenhouse, although grows quite slowly. It is sometime seen as a grafted plant but grows very well on its own roots too. Use mineral well permeable mineral soil with little organic matter (peat, humus). Water sparingly from March till October (weekly during summertime, if the weather is sunny enoughand) , with a little fertilizer added. keep perfectly dry in winter at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade. (but it is relatively cold resistant and hardy to -7 (-10)C for short periods) In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! They need a good amount of light shade to full sun this help to keep the plants healthy, although slow growth.
Propagation: Seed that germinate rapidly. Plants are sometimes grafted onto column-shaped cacti.
 

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