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Astrophytum capricorne f. crested (Cactus)

The crested shape of this cactus presents the typical compact fan arrangement, which makes each exemplar absolutely unique, never identical to another and for this reason so much appreciated by collectors. In its normal form it is a globose cactus plant, which with time becomes columnar and can reach up to a meter in height. Its green stem is more or less covered by white fluffy spots that distinguish it in the genus. The ribs are well marked with a thin margin, have sparse yellowish fluffy areolas from which grow tufts of long twisted, flattened and brownish-gray thorns, similar to capricorn horns, from which it takes the name 'Capricorne'. During the summer at the apex of the plant large funnel-shaped inflorescences are created, yellow with red inside.