Anyone kept Astrophytum asterias. I find them to be one of the most beautiful cactus around.
Beautiful plant you got there. I love the fuzzy flecks its got
I have one, but the bottom is a bit squished in. I dont know why... i checked the roots and everything, and they are nice.
I prefer its relative Astrophytum capricorne. I love the spines, and the large flowers on it.
I just got it about two months ago, hope it will grow well at my place. This one has large flower too that is if I can get it to bloom.
very cute plant. :)
My Astrophytum asterias is putting out a flower bud.
What a neat looking cactus. What color does it flower?
Just got it in July and this is the first time it's going to bloom. I guess the colour will be yellow. I hope in bloom on a weekend else I have no chance to see it.
Nice cactus. One could take it to work and put it on your desk,... if you work at a desk.
Mine bloomed in September just for a couple of days. Big flowers indeed! This is astrophytum asteria cv. superkabuto.
Hi robinpla, does the flower close at night and re-open the next day?
I belive it closed at night.
May I know if the cactus is self-fertile or does it need another plant to pollinate?
You need male and female to pollinate astrophytums.
Wasn't around when the flower opened in the afternoon but managed to take a picture just now at about 8pm.
Beautiful! It might open up more day two and three. Now you need a few more astros to get pollination :)
These are on my "wish list" come spring. :-)
Unfortunately I only have one of this. There are no nurseries selling this over here. I got this when I was on a vacation to Bangkok.
Those are beauties...and the only cactus I ever rotted!
Maybe I should try again soon.
A few more pictures of the bloom.
The bloom only last two days.