Description: This rare
cultivar shows the best characteristics of the the parents form which it
comes, it has either the showy white pattern of ONZUKA and the long
pointed tubercles along the ribs edges of KIKKO. Stem: Pentagonal to almost spherical, dimension 22-40 cm tall,
5-10 cm in diameter. Spines: None.
Ribs: Usually 5. Flowers: Like those of the well known A. myriostigma, pale-yellow, shining-silk. Blooming season: Spring to summer.
Astophytum myriostigma cv. ONZUKA
Astophytum myriostigma cv. KIKKO
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 -7°C
for short periods) In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!!
Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun. Propagation: Almost exclusively by seed. Plants are sometimes
grafted onto column-shaped cacti.