Astrophytum myriostigma


Astrophytum myriostigma var. quadricostatum (Bishop's Cap Cactus)

Astrophytum myriostigma var. quadricostatum (Bishop's Cap Cactus) is a form of Astrophytum myriostigma with four ribs instead of five. It is a spineless…

Bishop’s Cap Cactus Features: An Overview

  • They belong to the Astrophytum genus that contains exactly six species of gorgeous cacti. The species cultivated as houseplants are commonly referred to as the Star cacti.
  • Bishop’s Cap cacti is a pretty large species that can reach between 2.3 and 3.3 feet (70-100 cm) in height and about 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) in diameter.
  • These bloaty cacti can consist of three to seven pronounced, succulent, and vertical ribs. Usually, they have five ribs that present no spikes.
  • In their natural habitat, the globular to cylindrical-shaped stems are covered with a white mob of trichomes. Some horticultural varieties may lack these dots.
  • When growing in the wild, Bishop’s Cap cacti produce flowers in early spring to allow their seeds to grow under the summer rains. In cultivation, these plants may bloom during the summer.
  • These cacti exhibit one or more superb bloomings of 1.6 to 2.4 inches (4-6 cm) in width near the apex. They may take up to six years to bloom.
  • Their flowers come in various shades of creamy white, yellow, or violet-pink with their base and center colored in creamy yellow, orange, or red.
  • If the flowers are pollinated, they turn into small, hairy, and reddish fruits that measure about 0.8 to 1 inches (2-2.5 cm) in diameter.

In Conclusion

Impressed already? Wait to see how stunning your Bishop’s Cap cacti will look with proper care and lots of love! All you have to do is to provide them with bright light, warm temperatures, and watering once in a while and your plants will be more than happy. Plus! If you are patient enough, these beauties will stay by your side forever and even thank you along the way through cute flowers. Worth it!

Are you growing Bishop’s Cap cacti? Share your experience with us in the comments!

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