Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 20 April 2018

Cactus / agavoides

Grafted ariocarpus agavoides are in flower in quite young age.
If you grafted a young seedling in spring, it will be in flower in autumn, 8 months after the grafting.
The photo is grafted agavoides, 1 year old.
Stocks are Peleskiopsis.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Cactus / Daruma Seiji

The weather in autumn is unstable.
This triggers multiple times flowering of Ariocarpus in a season.
The photo is an A. retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Seiji.
This is 2nd flowering in this autumn.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cactus / fusion

This is an other "fusion",  Astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka and Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa Tama zouge.
They have been jointed well and growing with a good speed.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Cactus / cauliflower

A very young grafted Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower was in flower in the afternoon.
Although it is just 1 year old, it has shown a good evidence of "cauliflower".

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Cactus / bicolor

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v bicolor was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.
Young seedlings were grafted in same year.
This one was degrafted and rooted last September.


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Cactus / red flowering asterias

It is autumn but some asterias still are in flower.
The photo is 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto which is (hanazono kabuto x red flowering asterias) x red flowering asterias.
I can achieve my target when this one started to show the character of hanazono kabuto.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

A degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verda was in flower.
A short stock has still attached and has been buried in soil.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Cactus / lloydii

A ariocarpus fissuratus v lloydii was in flower.
It has reached to a mature age, 15 cm in diameter.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Cactus / seiji

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Seiji was in flower.
The color of flowers on 1st opening day was pure white.
It turned to pinkish gradually.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Cactus / cauliflower

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


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Cactus / Daruma Royal

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v major cv Daruma Royal was in flower.
Since the cactus was grafted once, the plant is quite large and attached an off-set also.
This cultivar has round tubercles.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Cactus / retusus

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v major cv Shinkawa Tama Zouge was in flower.
This cultivar has longer tubercles than those of  standard form.
The size is 20 cm in diameter.


Monday, 2 April 2018

Cactus / elephantideus

A degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus v elephantideus was in flower.
This species has larger tubercles and darker flowers than those of standard one.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Cactus / furfurraceus

Many Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower yesterday afternoon.
They were degrafted with a short Pereskiopsis stocks 4 years ago.
I have not checked roots yet but I assume stocks died and own roots have started to develop.


Friday, 30 March 2018

Cactus / retusus

Many Ariocarpus retusus were in flower.
The photo is some of them.
They are all degrafted and rooted.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Cactus / intermedius

Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius were in flower yesterday afternoon.
They were degrafted and rooted in 2006.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Cactus / fissuratus

Many A. fissuratus were in flower yesterday afternoon.
The photo is one of them, 8 cm in diameter.


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Cactus / hintonii

Since it has been cool, Ariocarpus are in flower more.
The photo is one of them, bravoanus v hintoni.
This species is small, in a 65 mm square pot.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

A 1st filial Astrophytum hybrid, senile x super kabuto was in flower.
The hybridization affects on body size and it would be small size normally but this one maintains a good size.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

An astrophytum hybrid, hakujyo fukuryu banjyaku was in flower.
A young seedling was grafted and degrafted 2 years ago.
The rooting of banjyaku is very easy because of mixed gene of ornatum.

Cactus / asterias

An other asterias was in flower.
This one is also a matured age but it is a bit smaller than that posted on 23rd.


Friday, 23 March 2018

Cactus / asterias

A matured asterias was also in flower.
This one has started to show hanazono character.
It is 15 cm in diameter.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

Several super kabutos were in folwer in the afternoon.
The flecking pattern is slightly different each other.
The photo is one of them.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

cactus / furfuraceus

An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus was in flower in the afternoon.
This one was degrafted several years ago and relies on own root currently.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cactus / retusus

An ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tama zouge has pushed 2 flowering buds up.
This cultivar has longer tubercles than that of standard retusus.
The size is 16 cm in diameter.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Cactus / fissuratus

An other fissuratus f Big Bend was also in flower yesterday.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.
Several young seedlings were grafted on Hylocereus stocks and degrfted later.
It is one of them, 20 cm in diameter.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Cactus / fissuratus

A matured Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend was in flower in the morning.
Big bend form has smoother skin than that of standard form.
I degrafted years ago and I think it has own-roots currently.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Cactus / super-hanazono kabuto

The photo is a super-hanazono kabuto.
I added the character of hanazono on a super kabuto.
It just starts to show the character of hanazono.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Cactus / agavoides

A grafted Ariocarpus agavoides was in flower.
All Ariocarpus species are in flower in autumn.
It means autumn will be soon.
The scion is very young, just 1 year old.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

My main collection is asterias especially miracle kabuto.
The period from seed to flower is not so long, around 5 years
The photo is a young miracle kabuto, sown seed in 2012.
I have kept similar age ones quite many.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

The photo is also a matured super kabuto.
My concern is also the stain problem over the body.
I wish I could fine any solutions to solve the problem.




Monday, 26 February 2018

Cactus / ruri kabuto

I just keep 2 matured ruri kabuto.
Seeds of ruri kabuto were sown in 2012 to try gaining numbers.
10 seedlings have grown well and they have reached to the flowering age.
The photo is one of them

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

An other matured miracle kabuto was in flower.
I am concerned about stain over the body but it is not easy to manage in here.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Cactus / FUSION

Although it is a small numbers of sample, it seems my technique "FUSION" has worked well.
The photo is Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto + Ariocarpus fissuratus.
I need some more years to see their flowers.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Cactus / hintonii

An degrafted young Ariocarpus bravoanus v hintonii was in flower in the morning.
It is late summer in here and the forecasted maximum temperature of today is 34 'C.
Since daytime has been shorter, this one has recognised autumn would be soon.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

The photo is a grafted 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto.
It is (hanazono kabuto x red flowering aserias) x red flowering asterias.
Since the flower of 1st filial was not red enough, I crossed red flowering asterias again.
It seems the flower is now red enough.
The scion is still very young, 1 year old and the character of hanazon has not appeared yet.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

Several super kabutos were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
This matured plant shows a typical good super kabuto's appearance.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Asterias were in flower again.
Flowers in late summer are smaller than that of in spring.
The photo is one of them, miracle kabuto.
It is a matured plant, 17 cm in diameter.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Cactus / placentiformis

A discocactus placentiformis v latispinus f major was in flower.
All discocactus species are in flower at night.
I took this photo early in the morning.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2007.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

An other fukuryu banjyaku was in flower.
This is a standard form of the fukuryu.
I grafted a young seedling and degrafted later.
The rooting of fukuryu banjyaku is easy because of mixed ornatum's gene.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

An astrophytum hybrid hakujou fukuryu banjyaku was in flower in the afternoon.
Banjyaku is the hybrid, ornatum x myriostigma.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Cactus / red flowering asterias

3 red flowering asterias were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them.
It is just 5 cm in diameter, a matured plant.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

The maximum temperature of yesterday was 42 C'.
Many asterias were in flower.
The photo is one of them, miracle kabuto.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Cactus / heptacanthus

A discocactus heptacanthus v griseus was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.
Only this one shows the variegation.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Cactus / Onzuka

An astrohytum myriostigma cv Onzuka was in flower.
Onzuka is one of my favorite  Astrophytum and keep quite many.
Since seedlings tend to elongate, I graft them and degraft to minimise the problem.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

An other super kabuto was in flower.
This is also a good one.
The flowers are pinkish.
The body is 12 cm in diameter.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Cactus / ritteri

An aztekium ritteri was in flower.
A small off-set was grafted and degrafted later.
Since the rooting of ritteri is difficult, a short Pereskiopsisstock is remained.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

An astrophytum 1st filial hybrid, capricorne v senile x super kabuto was in flower.
I think the gene of super kabuto is sown positively.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Cactus / asterias

An asterias was in flower.
This one is propagated from my harvested seed and only one came out from many seedlings.
I think it is so called "kebadachi kabuto", with fluffy flecking.


Friday, 12 January 2018

Cactus / asterias

An asterias was in flower.
This one has more flecking than normal asterias.
Although this one was propagated from purchased seeds, I can not remember the exact name.