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Basic Info

Although the Astrophytum Caput-Medusae is not the most attractive cactus out there although it is consider to be rare plant. The plant grows slowly with many little green stems. When the plant flowers you can expect it to produce white and yellow flowers.

Care and Propagation Information


Astrophytum Caput-Medusae 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 Astrophytum 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 Astrophytum Caput-Medusae

This succulent type is a rare one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy white-yellow flowers. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!

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Where to Plant

Astrophytum Caput-Medusae 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 10 which is around -1.1 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Astrophytum in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Astrophytum Caput-Medusae

Astrophytum can be propagated by seeds.  This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

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 Astrophytum Caput-Medusae 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.