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  • Botanical Name: Stapelia orbea variegata
  • Common Names: Starfish Cactus, Starfosh Flower

Starfish Cactus: Botanical Arms of Delight

The Starfish Cactus, scientifically known as Stapelia, unfurls its succulent arms of delight in a captivating floral spectacle. Originating from Africa, this unique succulent showcases star-shaped flowers with intricate patterns and a distinct, captivating fragrance. Thriving in well-draining soil and bright sunlight, the Starfish Cactus becomes a resilient addition to succulent collections. With its whimsical form and stunning blossoms, this succulent invites observers to marvel at the wonders of nature as it transforms any space into a mesmerizing display of botanical charm. Embrace the allure of the Starfish Cactus, where succulence meets floral splendor in perfect harmony.

Starfish Cactus Care Guide: Unveiling the Intricacies of Astrophytum Asterias

Delve into the captivating world of the Starfish Cactus, scientifically known as Astrophytum Asterias. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to lead you through the cultivation and appreciation of this unique succulent, bringing the allure of celestial beauty into your living space.

I. Light:

  1. Abundant Sunlight: Position your Starfish Cactus in bright, indirect light to full sunlight for optimal growth.
  2. Gradual Acclimation: If moving from lower light conditions, acclimate the cactus gradually to prevent sunburn.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warm and Arid Climate: Maintain a warm environment, ideally between 70°F to 100°F (21°C to 38°C).
  2. Cooler Nights: Provide cooler nighttime temperatures, mimicking the natural conditions of its native habitat.

III. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Plant in a well-draining cactus mix to prevent water accumulation and promote healthy root development.
  2. Mineral Substrate: Incorporate mineral substrates like perlite or coarse sand for improved drainage.

IV. Watering:

  1. Infrequent Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings; water sparingly, especially during the dormant period.
  2. Avoid Waterlogged Soil: Prevent waterlogging, as Starfish Cacti are susceptible to root rot.

V. Humidity:

  1. Low Humidity Tolerance: Thrives in low humidity conditions; avoid excess moisture to prevent fungal issues.
  2. Adequate Ventilation: Ensure good air circulation to prevent stagnation and minimize humidity levels.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Minimal Fertilization: Feed sparingly with a diluted, balanced cactus fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Skip Fertilization in Winter: Withhold fertilizer during the dormant period in winter.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Limited Pruning Needs: Starfish Cacti require minimal pruning; remove any damaged or dead stems for aesthetic purposes.
  2. Allow Natural Growth: Embrace the unique, star-shaped appearance without extensive pruning.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Pot: Plant in a sturdy, well-balanced pot to support the top-heavy nature of the cactus.
  2. Avoid Overhandling: Minimize handling, as Starfish Cacti are sensitive to touch.

IX. Repotting:

  1. Infrequent Repotting: Repot only when necessary, typically every 2-3 years or when the cactus outgrows its current container.
  2. Spring or Early Summer: Opt for repotting in spring or early summer when the cactus is entering its active growth phase.

X. Propagation:

  1. Seed Propagation: Propagate through seeds for the best results; collect seeds from the distinctive star-shaped pods.
  2. Sow in Well-Draining Soil: Plant seeds in a well-draining mix and maintain consistent moisture until germination.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Sunburn: Adjust light exposure gradually to prevent sunburn on the delicate skin of the cactus.
  2. Root Rot: Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged soil and subsequent root rot.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Celestial Display: Showcase the Starfish Cactus as a celestial marvel in your succulent collection.
  2. Minimalist Arrangements: Pair with other low-maintenance succulents for a striking yet minimalist arrangement.

Immerse yourself in the celestial beauty of the Starfish Cactus, cultivating a unique and captivating presence in your living space. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs, you’ll witness the extraordinary growth and charm of this distinct succulent. May your Starfish Cactus thrive, echoing the celestial wonders it embodies within your home.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Starfish Cactus (Stapelia orbea variegata)

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

add a pot for your plant

quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Stapelia orbea variegata
  • Common Names: Starfish Cactus, Starfosh Flower

Starfish Cactus: Botanical Arms of Delight

The Starfish Cactus, scientifically known as Stapelia, unfurls its succulent arms of delight in a captivating floral spectacle. Originating from Africa, this unique succulent showcases star-shaped flowers with intricate patterns and a distinct, captivating fragrance. Thriving in well-draining soil and bright sunlight, the Starfish Cactus becomes a resilient addition to succulent collections. With its whimsical form and stunning blossoms, this succulent invites observers to marvel at the wonders of nature as it transforms any space into a mesmerizing display of botanical charm. Embrace the allure of the Starfish Cactus, where succulence meets floral splendor in perfect harmony.

Starfish Cactus Care Guide: Unveiling the Intricacies of Astrophytum Asterias

Delve into the captivating world of the Starfish Cactus, scientifically known as Astrophytum Asterias. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to lead you through the cultivation and appreciation of this unique succulent, bringing the allure of celestial beauty into your living space.

I. Light:

  1. Abundant Sunlight: Position your Starfish Cactus in bright, indirect light to full sunlight for optimal growth.
  2. Gradual Acclimation: If moving from lower light conditions, acclimate the cactus gradually to prevent sunburn.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warm and Arid Climate: Maintain a warm environment, ideally between 70°F to 100°F (21°C to 38°C).
  2. Cooler Nights: Provide cooler nighttime temperatures, mimicking the natural conditions of its native habitat.

III. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Plant in a well-draining cactus mix to prevent water accumulation and promote healthy root development.
  2. Mineral Substrate: Incorporate mineral substrates like perlite or coarse sand for improved drainage.

IV. Watering:

  1. Infrequent Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings; water sparingly, especially during the dormant period.
  2. Avoid Waterlogged Soil: Prevent waterlogging, as Starfish Cacti are susceptible to root rot.

V. Humidity:

  1. Low Humidity Tolerance: Thrives in low humidity conditions; avoid excess moisture to prevent fungal issues.
  2. Adequate Ventilation: Ensure good air circulation to prevent stagnation and minimize humidity levels.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Minimal Fertilization: Feed sparingly with a diluted, balanced cactus fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Skip Fertilization in Winter: Withhold fertilizer during the dormant period in winter.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Limited Pruning Needs: Starfish Cacti require minimal pruning; remove any damaged or dead stems for aesthetic purposes.
  2. Allow Natural Growth: Embrace the unique, star-shaped appearance without extensive pruning.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Pot: Plant in a sturdy, well-balanced pot to support the top-heavy nature of the cactus.
  2. Avoid Overhandling: Minimize handling, as Starfish Cacti are sensitive to touch.

IX. Repotting:

  1. Infrequent Repotting: Repot only when necessary, typically every 2-3 years or when the cactus outgrows its current container.
  2. Spring or Early Summer: Opt for repotting in spring or early summer when the cactus is entering its active growth phase.

X. Propagation:

  1. Seed Propagation: Propagate through seeds for the best results; collect seeds from the distinctive star-shaped pods.
  2. Sow in Well-Draining Soil: Plant seeds in a well-draining mix and maintain consistent moisture until germination.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Sunburn: Adjust light exposure gradually to prevent sunburn on the delicate skin of the cactus.
  2. Root Rot: Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged soil and subsequent root rot.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Celestial Display: Showcase the Starfish Cactus as a celestial marvel in your succulent collection.
  2. Minimalist Arrangements: Pair with other low-maintenance succulents for a striking yet minimalist arrangement.

Immerse yourself in the celestial beauty of the Starfish Cactus, cultivating a unique and captivating presence in your living space. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs, you’ll witness the extraordinary growth and charm of this distinct succulent. May your Starfish Cactus thrive, echoing the celestial wonders it embodies within your home.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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