Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

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.