Keep the soil moist until germination and then move them to a sunny location with protection from noonday sun. Mist the soil when caring for star cactus babies as overhead watering can damage the tender tissues. They will need to be kept moist until the seedling is robust and at least ½ inch tall.
Also know, why is the star cactus endangered?
The most important cause of population declines in the star cactus is still habitat modification, but herbivory and pathogens will add to the increasingly low populations of this species.
Also to know, how do you propagate a star cactus?
The young plants need plenty of water, but it's still important to allow the soil to dry out between watering. To propagate the star cactus from leave cuttings, cut the leave close to the stem. Allow the cutting to dry overnight and then dip it in rooting hormone.
What cactus symbolizes?
Cacti symbolize endurance as it is a plant that can stand up to the test of time and the elements. The cactus flower is a symbol of maternal love because it can thrive in harsh conditions and therefore symbolic of a mother's unconditional love.
How often do starfish cactus bloom?
Bloom Time On average, you can expect a baby plant to bloom in two years with just one or two flowers. When it is mature, the plant will bloom successively in July to September in North America. They flower in November through March in South Africa where they are native.