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.


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Cactus / monvillei

Gymnocalycium have been in flower.
The photo is one of them, monvillei v horridispinum.
As shown on the name, this should have thicker spines than standard one.
The color of flowers seems a bit different from standard one.
I bought seeds with this name but I am not sure.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Cactus / strobiliformis

A pelecyphora strobiliformis was in flower.
This one was propagated from an off-set/rooted.
The rooting of this species is not difficult.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Cactus / horizontharonius

An echinocactus horizontharonius was in flower.
This one was degrafted with a short stock.
This species open flowers on a very hot day.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Cactus / alonsoi

The species of turbinicarpus alonsoi is a small cactus.
I have propagated them from seeds.
An alonsoi in a 5 cm square tube was in flower.


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

This abnormal cactus is an astrophytum hybrid.
Both of body color and shape are abnormal.
Seed name was fukuryu banjyaku but I am not sure.
I have not seen the flower yet.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Cactus / kikkou

An astrophytum myriostigma cv kikkou was in flower.
This one is actually also mixed khoyo gene.
The plant is still very young but it has sown kikkou character.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Cactus / miracle kabuto

3 matured miracle kabutos were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
The size is 12 cm in diameter, relatively small.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

An other super kabuto was in flower.
The location of the flower is unusual.
It may be mixed hanazono's gene.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

A super kabuto was in flower.
The color of flowers are pinkish.
I did not intend to make this color but this one shows pinkish color.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Cactus / asterias

An old asterias was in flower.
The shape of body has turned to a typical old asterias appearance.
I sowed seed in year 2000.