Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Cactus / Shinkawa tama zouge

It is winter and is not flowering season of cacti.
Only several cacti are in flower in my place.
The photo is a grafted young Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tama zouge.
It will be 1 year old next month.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

According to the calendar, winter begins today.
The minimum temperature in the morning was 4 C'.
2 super kabutos were in flower in the afternoon.
The flower of asterias in winter is small.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Cactus / intergeneric hybrid

The photo is a scion of intergeneric hybrid, Turbinicarpus alonsoi x Strombocactus aseriformis.
I sowed seeds last August and grafted 6 of young seedlings onto Pereskiopsis stocks.
I expect some flowers in October.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

A degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus v elephantideus was in flower.
Elephantideus has lager tubercles than that of standard one.
The flower color is also deeper.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Cactus / cauliflower

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Sugri cauliflower was in flower.
It was 2nd flowering for the cactus in this autumn.
I have several this species but this one shows the character of the cultivar most.


Friday, 26 May 2017

Cactus / Shinkawa tama zouge

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tamazouge was in flower.
It was 2nd flowering for the cactus in this autumn.
This cultivar has longer tubercles than that of normal retusus.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cactus / furfuraceus

Several Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
This one was degrafted a few years ago.