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Bishop's Cap

Bishop's Cap

Regular price $48.40 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 2-6 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Flower Color: yellow or white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Bishop's Cap, scientifically known as Astrophytum myriostigma, is a distinctive and ornamental cactus native to the highlands of Northeast and Central Mexico. It is popular among cactus enthusiasts for its unique appearance and ease of care.

This plant is relatively small, typically growing to about 2 to 6 inches in height, with a spread of 6 to 12 inches. Bishop's Cap is characterized by its globular to columnar shape, usually divided into five (sometimes four) distinct ribs or sections, resembling the shape of a bishop's mitre – hence the name. The surface of the cactus is a greenish-gray and is often dotted with small white flecks, giving it a star-like appearance.

One of the charming features of Astrophytum myriostigma is its flowers. The cactus produces large, daisy-like flowers at the top of the stem, which are typically yellow or white. These blooms usually appear in the summer and can be quite showy, adding an extra layer of interest to this already striking plant.

Bishop's Cap prefers full sun to partial shade and requires a well-draining cactus or succulent soil mix. Overwatering is a common issue with cacti, so it's essential to let the soil dry out completely between waterings. This cactus is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from freezing temperatures.

Due to its compact size, Bishop's Cap is an excellent choice for container gardening, rock gardens, or as part of a succulent collection. It's also a popular plant for beginners due to its low maintenance requirements and slow growth rate.

Overall, the Bishop's Cap cactus is a unique and visually appealing plant, ideal for adding a touch of desert beauty to any indoor or outdoor space. Its geometric shape, star-like skin, and beautiful flowers make it a favorite among both novice and experienced cactus collectors.

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