Astrophytum 'Bishop's Cap'
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This typically solitary, spineless cactus forms a green, cylindrical stem covered in tiny white scales – lending Astrophytum 'Bishop's Cap' a silvery texture and appearance. The ribbed stem can reach up to 3 feet tall at maturity, though, like many cacti, it is slow growing. Hardy only to Zone 9, this succulent can be grown outdoors in temperate climates, or makes a unique addition to a sunny indoor windowsill in less consistently warm environments.
One of the easiest Astrophytums to grow, 'Bishop's Cap' is an excellent beginner’s cactus. Despite its relatively small root system, this variety requires only minimal water, bright light, and a porous soil mix in a well-draining pot in order to thrive. Indeed, this variety is better suited to tolerate neglect than excessive coddling! During the summer months, take care to shield ‘Bishop’s Cap’ from direct afternoon sun, which could cause sun burning.
Mature and contented 'Bishop's Cap' succulents will produce glossy yellow blooms throughout the summer months, which release a sweet fragrance into the room and ultimately produce a small reddish-brown fruit.
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Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!