Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Cactus / capricorne

I assume this is a standard form of Astrophytum capricorne.
As you can see, it has opened a very large flower.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

A degrafted Astrophytum fukuryu hakujyo banjyaku was in flower.
Banjyaku is a hybrid, ornatum x myriostigma.
It is 2 years old own-rooted.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Cactus / red flowering asterias

The photo is an Astrophytum red flowering asterias.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2007.
The body is quite small, in a 5 cm square tube.
I assume the frequent crossings affect on the body size.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cactus / grafted seedlings

I graft cacti seedlings every year.
Stocks are Pereskiopsis.
Since 18 of seedlings grafting process was completed in this morning, I repotted them.
Scions are Ariocarpus species.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Cactus / armatum

The photo is a Gymnocalycium spegazzinii v armatum sp nova.
I bought seeds and sowed on 16th November 2003.
It looks very healthy since I repotted it in September.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Cactus / miracle kabuto seedling

My main collection is Astrophytum asterias.
I collect seeds from my plants and sow every year.
You can see various faces of asterias seedlings when you propagated from seeds.
The photo is a good miracle kabuto, sown seed in 2012.
It has fluffy flecking, 5 cm in diameter.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Cactus / Onzuka

This Astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka is 2 years old.
I degrafted this last September with a short Pereskiopsis stocks.