Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 18 October 2019

Cactus / fukuryu hannya

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu hannya was in flower.
Although the character of ornaum is appeared strongly, the gene of myriostigma is also mixed.
Since this one comes out from seeds given by my friend, the history is unknown.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Cactus / red flowering asterias

Several red flowering asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is one of them.
Red floweing asterias in my place tend to be a small body.
I will try to gain body size someday.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Cactus / ambatoense

My main collection is North American cacti but some of South American ones also are collected.
The photo is a typical South American cactus, Gymnocalycium ambatoense.
I bought a small plant in 2003.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Cactus / reddish flowering asterias

It is 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto.
The flower is not red enough and also not showing the character of hanazono yet unfortunately.
The current name is reddish flowering asterias from the above reason.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Cactus / aselliformis

Many Pelecyphora aselliformis were in flower.
Since seedlings of aselliformis are hard to turn thick body, I graft them and make thick body brfore degrafting.
Rooting of aselliformis is very easy.
All of aselliformis on the photo are made by the above mentioned method.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Cactus / humbolditii

A mammillaria humbolditii v caespitosa was in flower.
I once increased number of mammillaria species but they were decreased gradually.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2004.
It has been remaind just one plant of this species.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Cactus / hintonii

An aztekium hintonii was in flower yesterday afternoon.
It is almost 5 years old and is 1st flowering for the cactus.
A 10 mm off-set was grafted on Pereskiopsis stock in 2015.
In 2017, the scion was degrafted and rooted.
The current size is 70 mm in diameter.