Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cactus / Daruma royal

This cacti, Ariocarpus retusus v major cv Daryma royal got also 3rd flowering in this autumn.
This one was degrafted last September.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Cactus / intermedius

4 of Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
It was 3rd flowering in this autumn for this one.


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Cactus / agavoides

Many Aiocarpus agavoides were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them.
You can not see the body because of too may flowers.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cactus / trigonus

A degrafted Ariocarpus trigonus was also in flower.
This one was degrafted last September, quite young.
Flowers of trigonus give a good scent off.


Friday, 19 May 2017

Cactus / bravoanus

A degrafted Ariocarpus bravoanus was in flower.
It was 2nd flowering of the cactus in this autumn.
Bravoanus is a small cactus, 5 cm in diameter even if it was a mature plant.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

Ariocarpus flowers have come back.
The photo is one of them, kotschoubeyanus f Rio Berde.
I degrafted this one 3 years ago.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

The flowering season of cacti finishes almost.
I could see only one cactus, super kabuto was in flower in the morning.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Cactus / agavoides

An grafted Ariocarpus agavoides also was in flower.
This one is very young.
I sowed seeds on 20th July and grafted young seedlings in September last year.
It has not reached to 1 year old yet.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Cactus / agavoides

This also 2nd flowering for this agavoides.
I propagated this one form seed without grafting.
Long tubercles are the evidence of "no-grafting".

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cactus / Daruma royal

This one, Ariocarpus retusus v major cv Daruma royal also gets 2nd flowering in this autumn.
This young cactus was degrafted last September.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Cactus / intermedius

Several Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius were in flower.
They were degrafted last September.
Ariocarpus is in flower several times in autumn.
It was 2nd flowering in this autumn.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

This cactus is relatively old.
I bought seed and sowed in 2004.
A young seedling was grafted onto a Hylocereus stock in same year.
The scion was degrafted in 2007.
The body has turned to a large lump.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Cactus / bravoanus

Several degrafted Ariocarpus bravoanus were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
I sowed seeds in 2014 and grafted several young seedlings.
They were degrafted last year.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

Several degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
Since this one was grafted once, the shape is abnormal.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

Warm weather has returned.
It was 42 'C in the greenhouse yesterday.
Several asterias were in flower because of that.
The photo is one of them, super kabuto.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Cactus / Daruma royal

Several Ariocarpus retusus v major cv Daruma royals were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2004.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Cactus / cauliflower

An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower was in flower.
I have several this species but this one shows the character of cultivar quite well.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Cactus / Shinkawa tama zouge

An ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tama zouge was in flower.
This cultivar shows thinner and longer tubercles compared with standard one.
I bought seed and sowed in 2005.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cactus / furfuraceus

It was warm afternoon today.
More Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower.
I have to repot almost all of them next spring.


Friday, 14 April 2017

Cactus / furfuraceus

It is the season of Ariocarpus flowering.
Many Ariocarpus have been in flower.
The photo is A. retusus v furfuraceus.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Cactus / agavoides

Ariocarpus agavoides were in flower.
They are also propagated from seeds.
Agavoides is in flower relatively young age, around 4 years old.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cactus / fissuratus

Ariocarpus fissuratus were in flower.
I propagated them from seeds.
It took years from seed to flower.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Cactus / agavoides

A degrafted Ariocarpus agavoides were in flower in the afternoon.
Grafted agavoides shows short tubercles.
Many others will be followed soon.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Cactus / intermedius

A degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius was in flower.
This one is quite young.
I sowed seeds in 2014 and many young seedlings were grafted on Pereskiopsis.
I degrafted them last year.
I hope all others will also be in flower soon.


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Cactus / buiningii

3 grafted Ubelmania buiningiis were in flower.
Buiningii is in flower several times between spring and autumn.
The photo is one of them.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Cactus / asterias

An asterias, renboshi kabuto was in flower.
I sowed seed in 2003.
It shows a good matured appearance.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Cactus / hintonii

Several Ariocarpus bravoanus v hintonii were in flower in the after noon.
The body of hintonii is small.
They are in 65 mm square pots.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Cactus / ruri kabuto

I just have 2 flowering size of ruri kabutos.
One of them was in flower yesterday.
Summer time was finished yesterday in here.
I reset my greenhouse to meet autumn and winter climate.


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

Several super kabutos were also in flower.
The photo is one of them.
This one has made a pinkish flower.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Cactus / furfuraceus

Several  Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them.
I expect more flowers soon.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Cactus / red flowering asterias

It may be the last flowering in this season for this asterias.
The maximum temperature is down rapidly, 19 'C for today.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cactus / fissuratus

A degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend was in flower.
A very young seedling was grafted in 2003 and degrafted in 2006.
It looked very weak and I repotted it in the beginning of this month.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cactus / fissuratus

A grafted Ariocarpus fissuratus was in flower.
I have tried to minimize quantity of grafted cacti.
I will degraft this one in August.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Cactus / heterochromus

A Thelocactus heterochromus was in flower yesterday.
It should be the last flower in this season.
Autumn will be soon.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Cactus / retusus

I bought seeds as "retusus cv tri-fingers" but this one had not shown the the character of the cultivar.
This means it is just a "retusus".

Monday, 6 March 2017

Cactus / Shinkawa tama-zouge

The photo is an Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tama-zouge.
I assume this one was developed by Mr. Shinkawa.
This cultivar has long and thin tubercles compared to standard retusus.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Cactus / retusus

A degrafted, own-root Ariocarpus retusus was in flower.
I expect many Ariocarpus will follow soon.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Cactus / fissuratus

2 of Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend were in flower in this morning.
The photo is 1 of them.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Cactus / bicolor

A grafted Ariocarpus retusus v bicolor has pushed flowering buds up.
I have tried to minimize grafted cacti.
I may degraft this one next spring.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Cactus / hintonii

A degrafted Ariocarpus bravoanus v hintonii was in flower in the afternoon.
Hintonii is a small cactus.
This one is also just 5 cm in diameter.

Ariocarpus are in flower in autumn.
Hot days has continued but the autumn will be soon.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Cactus / red flowering asterias

A red flowering asterias was in flower.
The stigma is also red which is the evidence of true red flower.
Unfortunately the body size is very small, 6 cm in diameter.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Cactus / capricorne

An astrophytum capricorne was in flower.
I am quite sure propagated from seed but I can not remember when I sowed.
The color of flower is reddish, different from the standard one.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Cactus / asterias

An asterias was in flower.
I sowed seed in 2003.
It is not a special one but the shape is very flat, a good shape.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A mature aged miracle kabuto was in flower.
This one shows a typical flecking pattern of the miracle kabuto.
The height of the cactus should be lower ideally.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Cactus / asterias

An asterias was in flower.
I sowed seed in 2003.
The current size is 15 cm in diameter.
This one looks like a standard asterias but not exactly.
I think it is mixed various forms.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Cactus / Ferocactus

A unknown name Ferocactus was in flower.
I bought cactus-mix seeds and sowed in 2000.
The body is 40 cm in diameter.
This one is in my backyard.
Here is no snow and no ice even if it was mid of winter.
Cacti can grow outdoors without any issues through a year.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Cactus / spegazzinii

A Gymnocalycium spegazzinni v loricatum was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.
The current size is 17 cm in diameter
The var loricatum shows short strong spines.


Saturday, 28 January 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

This is an other asterias, super kabuto which was in flower yesterday.
Hot days will come back soon.
I expect more asterias flowers.




Friday, 27 January 2017

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Several asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is one of them, miracle kabuto.
The maximam temperature will reach to 32 'C, means it is still in summer.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Cactus / alonsoi

A few cacti have been in flower.
This is one of them, degrafted Turbinicarpus alonsoi.