Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Cactus / asterias

A matured asterias was in flower.
This one has started to show the character of hanazono as shown on the attached photo.
The current size is 15 cm in diameter.


Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Cactus / red flowering asterias

An asterias was in flower.
It is a 2nd filial "red flowering hanazono kabuto" but the cactus shows a nudum form at moment.
The reason is unknown.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Cactus / myriostigma

Many cacti were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them, an Astrophytum myriostigma cv khoyo, kikkou.
I degrafted it and rooted last spring.
It turns the body color between autumn and spring but it shows now summer color, green.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Cactus / capricorne

An astrophytum capricorne was in flower.
The body shape is a standard form but it has a reddish flower.
To increase red colour, I crossed with a red flowering asterias.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Cactus / valdezii

An grafted Aztekium valdezii was in flower in the afternoon.
My friend gave it me last spring.
It was 1st flowering in my place.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

The photo is a matured super kabuto.
Seed was sown in 2004.
The current size is 14 cm in diameter.
Since it is 14 years old and I can not expect gaining the size.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Cactus / horizonthalonius

Several Echinocactus horizonthalonius were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them.
Since they are kept in a greenhouse, spines are thinner than habitat ones.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Many miracle kabutos were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is one of them.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

Summer has been in here.
Many asterias were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them, a super kabuto with reddish flowers.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

It is summer from today in here.
Degrafted Astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu hakujyou banjyaku were in flower yesterday.
Forecast maximum temperature of today is 31 'C.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Cactus / asterias

Small asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
They all have reddish flowers.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Cactus / disciformis

I could harvest seeds of Strombocactus disciformis from my cacti.
Steeds were sown in a plastic container, over tissue paper.
The photo is 24 days after sowing.
The germination rate with this method is quite reasonable.
Seedlings are very small and growing very slowly.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Cactus / fused scions

Fused scions grafted in November last year have grown well.
The attached photo is one of them, Astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka + Ariocarpus retusus v forfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower.
It seems Astrophytum grows faster than Ariocarpus.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Cactus / variegated asterias

2 variegated asterias were in flower in the afternoon today.
They are still small, around 5 cm in diameter.
The photo is one of them.


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Cactus / asterias

An asterias was in flower.
Although a standard asterias has 8 ribs, this one has 13 ribs.
5 ribs were added when the cactus reached to a mature age.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

The photo is my oldest miracle kabuto, sown seed in 2004.
I think this one shows a typical appearance of miracle kabuto.
The current size is 18 cm in diameter.
I hope it could reach to 20 cm in diameter which is my target size.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Cactus / Super kabuto

A matured super kabuto was in flower.
This one is just abut starting to show the character of Hanazono.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

A matured hanazono kabuto was in flower yesterday.
It looked an ordinal asterias when it was young.
It has turned to a wonderful asterias as you can see.


Friday, 9 November 2018

Cactus / red flowering asterias

Many asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is on of them, 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto.
The cactus was degrafted last September and rooted.
It has not shown yet the character of hanazon at all.


Friday, 2 November 2018

Cactus / loricatum

A gymnocalycium spegazzinii v loricatum was in flower in the afternoon.
Cacti propagated from a same seed pack show various spine length.
This one has very short spines.
Seed was sown in 2003.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Cactus / ornatum

A gymnocalycium spegazzinii ornatum was in flower in the afternoon.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2004.
A seedling was grafted once but it was degrafted and rooted in 2006.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Cactus / capricorne

An astrophytum capricorne was in flower.
This is a small plant, just 6 cm in diameter.
The flower colour is not standard.
The flower of standard capricorne is yellow but this one is reddish.


Sunday, 28 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabutos

Miracle kabuto grow slowly but they will be tight against to pots in some years.
It is the season of repotting for these seedlings.
The photo is young miracle kabutos, sown seeds in 2012 and 2013.
I have continued repotting them.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

2 young miracle kabutos were in flower.
I sowed seeds in 2012.
Their 1st flowering was 2 years ago.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Cactus / heptacanthus

A discocactus heptacanthus v griseus was in flower.
I bought seed and sowed in 2006.
This one is variegated partially.
The flower of Discocactus release a nice scent.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Cactus / Ruri kabuto

Young astrophytum asterias cv riri kabutos were in flower.
Seeds were sown in 2012.
Their growing speed is quite slow compared to other asterias.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Cactus / hanazono super kabuto

An astrophytum asterias cv hanazono super kabuto was in flower.
I added the character of hanazon on the super kabuto by myself.


Monday, 22 October 2018

Cactus / asterias monstorous form

An asterias cv red flowering hanazono kabuto turned to a monstorous form when it was grafted.
I degrafted it in September.
I thought the monstorous form could not make any flowers but it was in flower.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

The photo is the largest and oldest miracle kabuto which was in flower yesterday.
Seed was sown in 2004.
The current size is 19 cm in diameter, expecting to reach 20 cm soon.
The flower is very small by unknown reason.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Cactus / heterochromus

A thelocactus heterochromus was in flower.
The flower of this species is very large.
This species was very popular in Japan as "Beni Taka" years ago.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

A 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto was in flower yesterday.
It was degrafted lately and jut about developing roots.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Cactus / myriostigma related species

Astrophytum myriostigma related species were in flower in the afternoon yesterday.
They were degrafted in this spring and are just about developing roots, I assume.


Saturday, 13 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A miracle kabuto was in flower.
This one shows a typical flecking pattern of miracle and the shape is starfish.
The size is 13 cm in diameter.


Friday, 12 October 2018

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

An hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This one experienced various growing problems since it was a small plant.
Because of that, the shape of body is not so good.
It has been able to survive and been in flower.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Cactus / myriostigma

A matured Astrophytum myriostigma was in flower.
I bought seeds as fukuryu rampo and sowed in 2003.
The cactus has never shown the character of "fukuryu".


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu banjyaku x myriostigam cv kikkou was in flower.
It has not been shown the character of kikkou yet.
The cactus was degrafted lately, 2 years old.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

A matured super kabuto was in flower.
It is around 9 cm in diameter.
It seems this one gains no longer the body size.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Cactus / ritteri

An aztekium ritteri was in flower.
This one was degrafted with a short Pereskiopsis stock, and rooted.
I have never gotten any successful own-rooting result of A. ritteri.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Cactus / Onzuka

The maximum temperature reached to 30 'C today.
It was 42 'C in the greenhouse in the afternoon.
Some A. myriostigma related species were in flower.
The photo is an A. myriostigma cv Onzuka.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

An astrophytum hybrid, senil x super kabuto was in flower.
The diameter of the cactus is around 15 cm.
The hybridisation makes a small body size normally but it does not.


Sunday, 30 September 2018

Cactus / hanazono-super kabuto

The photo is an Astrophytum asterias cv hanazono-super kabuto which I created.
I crossed a super kabuto with a hanazono kabuto.
Since the character of hanazono appears on a matured plant, it is just about showing the character.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Cactus / alonsoi

4 Turbinicarpus alonsoi were in flower.
They were degrafted lately.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Cactus / herrerae

3 Mammillaria herrerae were in flower inthe afternoon.
They are rooted off-sets.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu banjaku was in flower.
Banjyaku is a hybrid, ornatum x myriostigma.
This one shows a strong ornatm's gene.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Cactus / strobiliformis

A degrafed and rooted Pelecyphora strobiliformis was in flower.
The rooting of Pelecyphora is not hard.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

Several super kabutos were in flower after 1st watering in this spring.
The photo is one of them.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Cactus / valdezianus

A Turbinicarpus valdezianus was in flower.
It is a small cactus, in a 6.5 cm square pot.
As shown on the photo, the flower colour is not standard, white.


Saturday, 8 September 2018

Cactus / coahuilense

An astrophytum coahuilense was in the afternoon.
I bought a small plant in 2003.
Since the pot has been tight, I have to repot it soon.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Cactus / aselliformis

A pelecyphora aselliformis were in flower in the afternoon.
Many others are also pushing flowering buds up.
They will be in flower soon.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Cactus / myriostigma

A matured Astrophytum myriostigma was in flower yesterday.
It is a standard form, bought a small plant in 2005.
The flower is very small by unknown reason.