4 years of Astrophytum ornatum growth

This Astrophytum ornatum has been with me for 4 years now. This cactus is probably the fastest growing Astrophytum, but it only really shows when I look at the pics from when I bought it. It’s been in the same pot with the same soil for all of these years and I think it loves it because it blooms almost every month from spring to fall, every year.

Mine lives on my frost protected balcony all year and it gets to experience the cold months in winter and direct sunlight in summer. It’s pretty much impossible to kill. It loves water and it can handle months of drought. In fact, I can forget about it and just leave it completely dry in fall and winter and then immediately drown it in water in summer with no repercussions whatsoever.

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