A paradise for cactus propagation
A matured Astrophytum asterias was in flower yesterday afternoon.
The seed was sown in 2003.
The current size is 15 cm in diameter but I can not expect it to gain more size.
A young red flowering asterias was in flower yesterday afternoon.
It is still quite small, just 6 cm in diameter.
Hot days are expected around this weekend and so I could see more asterias flowers.
Yesterday was a hot day. The temperature in the greenhouse reached to 49 'C in the afternoon.
Many asterias were in flower.
The photo is one of them, a matured miracle kabuto.
A thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.
Flowers of thelocactus are quite large.
A young Astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka was in flower.
This one is degrafted and rooted cactus, 8 cm in diameter.
The rooting of Onzuka is not difficult.
An astrophytum variegated asterias was in flower.
The body is a nudum form and it looks very nice but it is a small cactus.
The body is just 7 cm in diameter.
The photo is an Astrophytum hybrid, capricorne x red flowering asterias.
I tried to create a red flowering capricorne.
It could transfer red flowering but the body is just similar to an asterias.