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Astrophytum asterias 'Super Kabuto'

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astrophytum (ass-troh-FY-tum) (Info)
Species: asterias (ass-TEER-ee-as) (Info)
Cultivar: Super Kabuto
Additional cultivar information: (aka Superkabuto)

Synonym:Astrophytum asterias f. superkabuto

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Orange
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Mottled
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gurnandelsnuff On Jun 30, 2004, gurnandelsnuff from Tucson, AZ wrote:

The Super Kabuto is a cultivar of the sand dollar cactus originating in Japan. This cultivar has a greater abundance of the white flecking that makes the sand dollar cactus popular. The Super Kabuto, like the sand dollar, begin to bloom when the plant is approximately 2.5 cm or 1 inch in diameter. To best encourage continual blooming, this plant should be left in full sun.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Castro Valley, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California



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