Astrophytum ‘Kabuto’

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  • 3’” pot
  • Origin: Astrophytum 'Kabuto' is a cultivated cactus, belonging to the Astrophytum genus, which is native to the arid regions of Mexico and the southwestern United States.
  • Common Name(s): Kabuto Cactus.
  • Latin Name: Astrophytum asterias 'Kabuto.'
  • General Care: The Kabuto Cactus is a unique and captivating cactus with a star-shaped, flattened body covered in distinctive white tufts. It thrives in well-draining soil and prefers bright, indirect light. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. This cactus is an excellent choice for containers, rock gardens, or as part of cactus arrangements, adding a touch of the extraordinary to any collection.
  • Growing Period: Astrophytums typically have a slow to moderate growth rate. 'Kabuto' can grow up to 2-3 inches in diameter.
  • Soil Recommendations: Use a well-draining cactus potting mix. Ensure excellent drainage to prevent waterlogged soil and root rot.
  • Hardiness Zones: Astrophytums are often grown as houseplants and are not frost-tolerant. 'Kabuto' prefers temperatures above 50°F (10°C).
  • Light Needs: Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth. 'Kabuto' can tolerate some direct sunlight but may appreciate some shade during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Pet Safety: Astrophytums, including 'Kabuto,' are generally safe for pets. However, it's always a good practice to keep plants out of reach of pets.

You will receive a similar plant in size shipped semi-bare root for pots larger than 2.5. Please consider ordering a heat pack if your sustained temperatures are below 38 degrees.