Astrophytum asterias is a beautiful and remarkably variable Astrophytum species. It does not have the typical covering of spines common to most cacti, but is instead adorned with tiny speckled tufts of hair.
Japanese growers have become masters of hybridization of this and other Astrophytum species. Here we have a grafted A. asterias hybrid grown hard in the Texas sun. Mature specimen, 20+ years.
Currently growing in a 6” cylinder terra-cotta pot.