Origin and Habitat: Highlands of Central and Northern Mexico
Elevations ranging from 750 to 1500 metres above sea level.
Description: Astrophytum myriostigma is a spineless succulent plant. A transverse section of the stem reveal a perfect star shaped form (like the common star-fish) giving the plant the appearance of a bishop's mitre (hence the common name Bishop's cap)
Flowers: Funnelform, 4-7 cm long glossy yellow and sweet scented.
Blooming season: A. myriostigma seems to flower independently of day length, flowering intermittently throughout the warm months from the end of winter to the start of autumn.
Plants may take up to six years to flower. These plants are flowering age.