Astrophytum Myriostigma cv. Kikko Variegata Cactus Seeds
Astrophytum myriostigma is a quite variable species and several breeds do exist. Kikko is among the most decorative. This rare Japaese cultivar is unmistakable for its pointed tubercles along the ribs edges, in fact its areoles stick out with large notches between them, giving them a saw tooth look. The furrows which appear transversely on the ribs cuts the continuity of the ribs and the plants appears decorated with a geometrical design which is raised above the surface. When viewed from above these plants resemble a tortoise-shell hence the Japanese word ‘Kitsu-kow’ that means “Turtle shell”
In addition this seedlings are also variegated meaning they lack chlorophyl and plants can be shades of yellow, red, orange. It is a rare cultivar that is not known in the wild.