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Astrophytum coahuilense - Bishops Mitre - 25 Fresh Seeds

Astrophytum coahuilense - Bishops Mitre - 25 Fresh Seeds


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Astrophytum coahuilense - Bishops Mitre - 25 Fresh Seeds

Astrophytum coahuilense - Bishops Mitre - 25 Fresh Seeds

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Astrophytum coahuilense - Bishops Mitre

This listing is for a pack of 25 seeds.

Listed as a variety of Astrophytum myriostigma, this cactus differs from it in so many ways it is considered by many as a seperate species. The skin is almost completely covered with white flecks and the plant is always five ribbed (unlike the type which has four to six ribs even in the same population).  The flowers are yellow and on warm evenings a spicy lemon scent is produced by the flowers.  They are followed by seed pods containing numerous black seeds. It will also flower when still quite small, often the flower is bigger than the cactus when this happens.  Even when not in flower this is an extremely attractive cactus due to its shape and colour.

Astrophytum seeds have an interesting germination protection mechanism.  Seeds sown in March - May will have around 98 - 100% germination, those sown earlier will come up in fits and starts, eventually getting around 70%, those sown later may only give 25% germination.  This happens regardless of the year in which they are sown (so seeds left till Mar - May will always show a higher rate of germination - even in older seeds - they have a shelf life of a few years)

Young plants require a degree of shade and protection from the sun as they normally develop in the shade of another plant until they push through the cover or the shade plant dies (as in the case of a mature cactus).  This need should be observed even in the higher latitudes to protect seedlings from becoming scorched and stunted.

Easy to germinate and grow on, full instructions can be found by going to my 'ME' page and following the links there.
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