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PlantFiles: Astrophytum
Astrophytum capricorne subsp. senilis 'Kraussii'

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astrophytum (ass-troh-FY-tum) (Info)
Species: capricorne subsp. senilis
Cultivar: Kraussii

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral CactusJordi On Sep 1, 2008, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

This resembles an A. senilis with white spines and a yellow flower but without the typical red throat. It comes true from seeds.
Mr. Krauss in Dresden, Germany, developed it in his collection.

Jordi



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