Photo by Melody

Today's bloom is Sea Urchin Cactus 'Kabuto' (Astrophytum asterias)

Bloom of the Day for August 29th, 2010:

Sea Urchin Cactus 'Kabuto'
(Astrophytum asterias)

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Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: White/Near White, Silver/Gray

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm), 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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bonehead wrote:
Nice photo! The flower looks surreal and the cactus looks exactly like a sea urchin.

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