Astrophytum ornatum 'Monk's Hood' + PK Handmade Planter 9cm

Handmade Planter
One of a kind, handmade ceramic planter paired with a round ‘globose’ cactus with attractive spines on a delicately spotted body. This small planter measures 9cm h x 9 cm w and has been wheel thrown using a raku clay base and fired with a pale blue over light khaki glaze. Perfect for desktops, bright window ledges or a coffee table arrangement. A plant gift for yourself, a loved one, colleague or friend.

Plant Details

BOTANICAL NAME_ Astrophytum ornatum

AKA_also known as the Monk’s Hood Cactus

FEATURES_ Ornatum is one of the most attractive of all cacti species with attractive spine formations on a neatly adorned body.  The species is highly variable. Growth is slow taking 20 or 30 years to achieve maximum width of 12cm and 20-30cm high. Spotted and globose.

PLANT TRAITS_ Adaptable and strong. Claw back lost ground. Look ahead to a bright future. This cactus can withstand hostile environments and overcame adversity. It’s unique ability to store water for long periods to carry it through periods of drought to survive and continue to thrive.  It sends a message to stay strong and true to yourself.



Wheel thrown using a raku clay base which is then bisque and glaze fired to create unique stoneware for plants. Each PK Handmade Ceramic piece is handmade in my home studio and paired with a plant suitable for the vessel shape and size and aesthetic consideration of habit,form and glaze colour. We use a quality potting-perlite mix that is top dressed with small river pebbles.

In the warmer, growing months for cacti, water the soil deeply so that water runs through the drainage hole then leave until soil dries out before watering again. In winter, whilst dormant, keep cacti dry, warm and protected in a bright, direct sunlight position, indoors and outdoors. Lightly fertilizer (1/4 to 1/2 strength of normal plants) during the spring-summer growing season for best results.

Delivering to inner Melbourne and surrounding metro suburbs for a fee or free local pick up in Williamstown. We prefer to deliver plant gifts to a workplace, home or apartments with a concierge. If no-one is home, the driver will leave gifts in a secure spot at owner’s risk. If unable to leave plants gifts in a secure location, then goods will be returned to base for collection by purchaser and a re delivery fee will be charged.


Plant gifts are wrapped in sustainable hessian which is compostable and biodegradable, gift and care card included. Please provide personal message to be added to gift card at checkout. You may like to include a ‘to + from’ with your message and nominate the occasion so we can match with an appropriate gift card.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 8 × 9 cm


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