Astrophytum myriostigma cv. Kikko f. variegata
Astrophytum myriostigma cv. Hakujo Fukuryu is a cultivar born of careful cultivation, Originating from Japan, where skilled growers meticulously bred this variant. “Kikko” loosely translates to “turtle shell” or “armor” in Japanese and is used to describe cultivars with exaggerated ribs.
This specific plant is variegated, meaning it has the presence of atypical color patterns on their stems or spines, characterized by patches or streaks of different colors, often white or pale yellow, against the usual green or blue-green background. This genetic mutation can create visually striking and unique appearances, making variegated cacti highly prized among succulent collectors.
Variegated plants burn easily and should be kept in light shade. Overwatering can cause the plant to split or rot!
The pot size is 2.75" W