Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Cactus / asterias

 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.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Cactus / red flowering asterias

 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.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Cactus / miracle kabuto

 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.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Cactus / heterochromus

 A thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus was in flower.

I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.

Flowers of thelocactus are quite large.

Friday, 8 January 2021

Cactus / Onzuka

 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.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Cactus / variegated asterias

 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.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

 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.