Astrophytum asterias hybrid mix. (Cactaceae) Some of the most intriguing Astrophytums cultivars are the result of multi-hybrid programs and possess unique and attractive characteristics.
Particularly the Astrophytum asterias has been extensively hybridized in Japan and in other countries whit other species of the genus. Their seeds have a high germination capacity that lasts for 2 years. Many generations of hybrids were created inside the group, and interesting hybrids will come out of this mixture. Sowing : Fill a pot with a moist, gritty, loam-based compost, or cacti compost. Gently firm down and level the surface. Scatter your mixed cactus seeds over the surface, taking care not to sow them too thickly. Gently sprinkle a thin layer of vermiculite or fine grit over the seeds, covering the whole surface of the compost. Leave the pot in a greenhouse or on a warm windowsill, covered with a clear plastic bag to preserve soil moisture. Seedlings will develop within a few weeks. Remove the plastic bag and water when the compost becomes dry, but spray the surface with water regularly, to keep it moist. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: August 2023