Bishop's Cap is a small, thornless succulent cactus that belongs to the Cactaceae family and is native to Mexico and the United States. In the natural environment, it grows on rocky heights in a hot climate. Interestingly, the cactus first appeared in European countries in the middle of the 19th century and immediately became popular due to its ease of cultivation and unusual appearance.
Astrophytum myriostigma can be easily identified by its large, thornless, asymmetrical ribs, which range from 3 to 10 and create the plant's star-like shape. Stems have a rounded shape that eventually becomes longer and can grow up to 7.9 in (20 cm) tall.
The outside of the cactus is covered with small white spots, and its flowers appear in spring or early summer and are yellow-red in color and up to 1.6 in (4 cm) in diameter. It is worth noting that sometimes you have to wait several years before the first flowering since the cactus develops slowly.