They are native to Mexico, where they receive strong light. We love this Astrophytum because they're all uniquely different from each other. Each one has their own special pattern, that is why some have more spots than others. These are notoriously slow grower but these truly are generational plants, you'll have to have some patience while watching these grow.
These would do best in a bright filtered light if not in direct sun. These can go long periods without watering. They will like full waterings roughly every 2-3 weeks in the summer when the foliage starts to feel less firm. Watering can be cut back to roughly once a month in the colder months. They will need a super coarse cacti soil mix when repotting.
All of our plants are ethically sourced from certified U.S. nurseries. We strongly condemn the poaching of plants or wild collection.