Astrophytum myriostigma is also known by various other names, such as bishop’s cap cactus, bishop’s hat, and Deacons Hat Cactus. It is a small, non-prickly, spineless cactus with 4 to 5 vertical ribs. The body of the cactus is grey-green in colour and has tiny white patches on the ribs. This cactus comes with a height of about 5 cm and a diameter of around 6 cm.
Astrophytum myriostigma, or bishop’s cap cactus, is usually used as an ornamental piece. It can also bear flowers. It bears yellow flowers. Just like other cactuses, Myriostigma is also a good air purifier. You can place this cactus indoor or outdoor according to seasonal change, as an ornamental piece in a place where it can get the most sunlight.
Bishop’s Cactus or Deacons Hat Cactus belongs to the Cactaceae family and is a native of the highlands of northeastern and central Mexico. At first, it is in a globe shape, but as it grows older, the shape changes into a cylindrical form. and can reach a maximum height of 80 cm. It has four or five distinct ribs that increase to eight or more with age.