Botanical name: Astrophytum asterias
Synonym: Echinocactus asterias
Common name: Peyotillo, Sand Dollar Cactus, Sea Urchin Cactus, Star Cactus, Star Peyotl
Native to: southern Texas to Northern Mexico
Cultivation / direction of sowing: all year-round, seeds are spread evenly over the surface of the substrate, based on finely sifted flower-sowing soil and 25% sand or quartz sand, sow in a propagator, under glass or transparent plastic, keep evenly moist but not soggy, optimal germination temperature approx. 18-25°C
Plants are native to a large area from Southern Texas (USA) to Northern Mexico. Reported to contain unspecified alkaloids.