Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 24 November 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

I bought seeds and sowed in 2005.
The name tag said "Tiger super kabuto".
Several plants have survived.
The photo is one of them.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

It was a hot day yesterday but we could see some rain in the evening.
Many asterias were in flower in the afternoon yesterday.
The photo is one of them, a super kabuto.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Cactus / miracle kabuto seedlings

I sow seeds of miracle kabuto every year.
The photo is seedlings sown seeds in 2012.
I have 120 seedlings in total sown seeds in the year.
They have reached the flowering age but I remove all flowering buds to encourage the growing speed of body.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Cactus / armatum

A gymnocalycium spegazzinii v armatum sp nova was in flower.
I once collected gymnocalycium with strong spines.
It is no longer but some of them have still been remained.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

A hanazono kabuto was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2005.
Several young seedlings were grafted when they were 1 year old and degrafted later.
This is one of them.
I assume this size is the maximum for this plant, 13 cm in diameter.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Cactus / asterias

An astrophytum asterias was in flower.
This one is quite old and elongated.
Flowers have come out from abnormal location.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Cactus / spegazzinii

An other Gymnocalycium, spegazzinii v loricatum was in flower in the morning.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.
Although it was same seed batch, cacti show various spine length.
This one has short spine.