Astrophytum capricorne subs. senile

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Weight:- 400 g

Goat's Horn




North America


Astrophytum senile is a variety of Astrophytum capricorne, differing in its larger stems, which generally lack hair-flecks, and so densely wrapped with soft spines that the body is hardly visible, and looks like a dry grass bundle. 

Stem is spherical to short cylindrical, up to 15 cm in diameter, epidermis dark green, almost naked or covered with with very few white hair-tufts.

Flowers are very showy, 6-10 cm in diameter, yellow (sometime orange or pink) with a red centre.


Like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.

Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. In a glass room you may have to provide some shade during a hot summers day to prevent sunburn

Feed every 4 weeks with a Nitrogen-poor and Potassium & Phosphorus-rich fertilizer during summer

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens