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Astrophytum myriostigma /Bishop's Hat, Bishop's Cap

Astrophytum myriostigma  / Astrophytum myriostigma
A very large specimen growing in a conservatory in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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A very large specimen growing in a conservatory in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Astrophytum myriostigma
Common Name: Bishop's Hat, Bishop's Cap
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: The Bishop's Hat or Bishop's Hat is identified by the 4 to 6 pronounced ribs that run vertically up the sides of this spinless cactus. Provide full sunlight and a well-drained soil. Can tolerate only light frosts.