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Astrophytum Asterias

Astrophytum Asterias

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  • Astrophytum Asterias is renowned for its distinctive, almost perfectly spherical shape, which resembles a flattened, disc-like structure. This unique form is one of the reasons it's commonly referred to as the "Sand Dollar cactus."
    Unlike many other cacti, Astrophytum asterias lacks the typical long spines. Instead, it has small, bristle-like structures on its surface. These features, combined with its shape, contribute to its aesthetic appeal.
    When it blooms, Astrophytum Asterias produces bright yellow flowers at the crown of the cactus. The flowers are relatively large compared to the size of the cactus and add a lovely contrast to its green body.
    In some cultures, cacti, including Astrophytum asterias, are associated with endurance and resilience due to their ability to thrive in harsh desert conditions. They are sometimes considered symbolic of strength and protection.
  • Water Needs: Low; allow the soil to dry out almost completely between waterings. Water sparingly to prevent overwatering.
  • Light Requirement: Prefers bright, direct sunlight. Provide plenty of sunlight, but protect from scorching midday sun in very hot climates.
  • Maintenance: Low; minimal pruning required, remove dead or yellowing parts if needed.
  • Common Names: Sand Dollar Cactus, Sea Urchin Cactus.
  • Family: Cactaceae.
  • Origin: Native to Mexico.
  • Cold Tolerance: Not frost-resistant; protect from freezing temperatures.
  • Heat Tolerance: Tolerates heat well and thrives in warm to hot conditions.


  • Size: 13cm Height x 9cm Width.
  • Stoneware handmade pot with white glaze at the top and raw at the bottom.
  • Also glazed in the interior of the pot, to keep the plant roots safe.
  • Fired up to 1200°C
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