Ariocarpus Kotschoubeyanus is also commonly known as the ‘Star Rock’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 7.5 cm (3″) in diameter. The plants main feature are the green to dark green stem that is slightly hairy. When it flowers you can see white or pink flowers.
Care and Propagation Information
Ariocarpus Kotschoubeyanus ‘Star Rock’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Star Rock healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.
General Care for Ariocarpus Kotschoubeyanus ‘Star Rock’
This succulent type is a rare one which blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy pink flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.
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- Prefers full sun
- Can be grown outdoor
- Grows up to 7.5 cm (3″) wide
- Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
- Does not handle cold well
- Prefers Zone 9a-11b -6.7 °C (20 F)
- Best propagated by seeds
- Generally not known to be harmful for people or animals
- Grows best during Spring and Fall
Where to Plant
Ariocarpus Kotschoubeyanus ‘Star Rock’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.
This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a-11b which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Star Rock in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.
When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).
How to Propagate Ariocarpus Kotschoubeyanus ‘Star Rock’
Star Rock can be propagated by seeds and cuttings. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.
Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.
How to Propagate Ariocarpus Kotschoubeyanus ‘Star Rock’ From Cuttings
When propagating Star Rock from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
How to Propagate Ariocarpus Kotschoubeyanus ‘Star Rock’ Using Seeds
This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.
Origin and Habitat
Star Rock is native to Mexico.