Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Cactus / denegrii

An obregonia denegrii was in flower.
Off-sets of O. denegrii are easy to root but this one is propagated from seed by myself.
It takes years from seed to flower.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cactus / ambatoense

It will be a hot day today.
The maximum temperature will be 33 C' in the afternoon.
A Gymnocalycium ambatoense was in flower yesterday.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cactus / myriostigma

A degrafted and rooted Astrophytum myriostigma cv kikkou was in flower.
I degrafted this one last year.
The yellow flower gives off a citrus scent.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Cactus / asterias

A small Astrophytum asterias propagated from an offset was in flower.
This one is mixed genera of red flower and hanazono.
The cactus is in a 65 mm square pot.


Friday, 13 October 2017

Cactus / heterochromus

Several cacti were in flower in the afternoon.
It was rain in the morning but it stopped after lunch.
The photo is one of them, Thelocactus heterochromus.
Flowers of Thelocactus are quite large.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Cactus / heptacanthus

I found a Discocactus heptacanthus v griseus was in flower in the morning.
I degrafted this one recently.
I assume this one has not rooted yet.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

It is a warm day today.
The temperature will reach to 29 'C in the afternoon.
A super kabuto was in flower.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Cactus / aselliformis

Spring has been in here.
Some of Pelecyphora aselliformis were in flower.
The photo is one of them, propagated from an off-set rooting.


Monday, 21 August 2017

Cactus / clavata

I once collected many South American cacti and some of them have still remained.
The photo is a Neoporteria clavata, in flower today.
The flowers look like made by plastic.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

An astrophytum asterias cv super kabuto was in flower yesterday afternoon.
It is still in winter in here.
I assume this one failed to judge the opening season.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Cactus / sanchez-mejoradae

An other Mammillaria, sanchez-mejoradae has also been in flower.
It is rain today.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Cactus / pectinifera

Several Mammillaria pectinifera have been in flower.
It seems spring has come in here.
The photo is one of them.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Cactus / valdezianus

A turbinicarpus valdezianus was in flower in the afternoon.
Spring will be soon but it needs 2 more months actually.
I have propagated this one from seed.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Cactus / Shinkawa tama zouge

It is winter and is not flowering season of cacti.
Only several cacti are in flower in my place.
The photo is a grafted young Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tama zouge.
It will be 1 year old next month.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

According to the calendar, winter begins today.
The minimum temperature in the morning was 4 C'.
2 super kabutos were in flower in the afternoon.
The flower of asterias in winter is small.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Cactus / intergeneric hybrid

The photo is a scion of intergeneric hybrid, Turbinicarpus alonsoi x Strombocactus aseriformis.
I sowed seeds last August and grafted 6 of young seedlings onto Pereskiopsis stocks.
I expect some flowers in October.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

A degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus v elephantideus was in flower.
Elephantideus has lager tubercles than that of standard one.
The flower color is also deeper.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Cactus / cauliflower

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Sugri cauliflower was in flower.
It was 2nd flowering for the cactus in this autumn.
I have several this species but this one shows the character of the cultivar most.


Friday, 26 May 2017

Cactus / Shinkawa tama zouge

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tamazouge was in flower.
It was 2nd flowering for the cactus in this autumn.
This cultivar has longer tubercles than that of normal retusus.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cactus / furfuraceus

Several Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
This one was degrafted a few years ago.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

An old Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde was in flower.
It was 2nd flowering for the cactus in this autumn.
I bought seed and sowed in 2003.
A very young seedling was grafted onto a  Hylocereus stock and degrafted later.

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.