Astrophytum myriostigma columnare

Bishop's Hat

Nearly every cactus garden has room for these beautiful, small plants that seldom grow more than 8 inches wide and are less than a foot tall. Varieties are shaped like a bishop's headpiece or a star, or resemble a sea urchin or sand dollar. All produce large yellow or orange blooms in spring or early summer. Plants are sometimes grafted onto column-shaped cacti. Grow in frost-free areas or as a houseplant. Soil must contain lime, whether it is crushed limestone, broken oyster shells or tuffa rock. Propogated almost exclusively by seed.
Astrophytum myriostigma columnare, Bishop's Hat
It may have as few as 3 or more than 5 rib sections.

Attributes - Astrophytum myriostigma columnare

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 8 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

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