Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 8 June 2018

Cactus / buiningii

A Uebelmannia buiningii was in flower.
I harvested seeds from a my own cactus and sowed in July 2010.
It took 8 years from seed-to-flower.
The cactus is still very small, in a 5 cm square tube.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Cactus / cauliflower

A grafted young Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower was in flower.
Although it is just 1 year old, showing the character of cauliflower well.
I sow cauliflower seeds every year but around 10% of seedlings shows a good character.


Friday, 1 June 2018

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

Winter has been in here.
Several Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them.
It pushes the pot out and I have to repot next September.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Cactus / elephantidens

Winter will start tomorrow.
Some of Ariocarpus have still been in flower.
The photo is one of them, a degrafted A. kotschoubeyanus v elephantidens.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Cactus / retusus

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus was in flower.
It was 1st flowering for the cactus.
As shown on the photo, the cactus is a twin-heads form.
I assume this formation was affected by grafting.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Cactus / furfuraceus

This one is propagated from the seed of cultivar, cauliflower.
Although it reaches to a mature age, it can not show the character of cultivar and so I just call it "furfuraceus".
I think there is enough value to keep.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

A degrafed with a short Pereskiopsis stock Ariocarpus kotshoubeyanus was in flower.
It was degeafted 4 years ago. I assume own-roots have developed.
I will check the roots during the repotting in September.


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Cactus / trigonus

Ariocarpus trigonus were in flower.
Flower is yellow and release a very good scent.
They are very similar to A. elongatus.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Cactus / scapharostroides

It was a cloudy day yesterday.
Ariocarpes were hard to open flowers completely.
The photo is A. retusus v scapharostroides.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Cactus / hintonii

An ariocarpus bravoanus v hintonii was in flower.
It was 3rd flowering for the cactus in this autumn.
Since flower remains limit the formation of next buds, you have to remove all flower remains.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Cactus / Seiji

Many Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Seiji were in flower yesterday.
This cultivar has round tubercles shaped like Daruma and body is Seiji color.
The photo is one of them.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Cactus / bravoanus

Ariocarpus bravoanus were in flower.
These are 2nd flowering in this autumn.
A rat ate buds for the 1st flowering and I could not see any flowers unfortunately.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Cactus / cauliflower

A young Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower has pushed a flowering bud up.
The weather in autumn is unstable and repeating "warm and cool".
It is rain today.
All rain water tanks connected to greenhouses have been filled up.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

An ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde was in flower.
I degrafted this one in September 2016.
A short Pereskiopsis stock has still been attached and the cactus has relied on the stock.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Cactus / agavoides

Degrafted ariocarpus agavoides were in flower in the afternoon.
Grafted agavoides have short tubercles and they do not change even after degrafted.
These are 2nd flowering in this autumn.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Cactus / fusion

The photo is 2 scions grafted on a Pereskiopsis stock.
Scions are Ariocarpus agavoides and bravoanus v hintonii.
2 scions have been fused.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

A 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto was in flower.
2nd filial means (hanazono x red flower) x red flower.
This one is very young, 1 year old and grafted onto a Pereskiopsis stock.
Since it is very young, the character of hanazono has not shown yet.


Friday, 11 May 2018

Cactus / khoyo

It is mid of autumn in here.
A astrophytum myriostigma cv khoyo, kikkou has started turning the body color.
This cultivar turns the body color from autumn to spring similar to autumn leaves.
It returns to normal green in summer.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

An other miracle kabuto was in flower.
This one is the largest miracle kabuto in my place, 18 cm in diameter.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cactus / cauliflower

A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower was in flower.
This is a young cactus, 3 years old, just starting to show cauliflower character.
A short Peleskiopsis stock is remained and the cactus still relies on the stock.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Cactus / Daruma Royal

An ariocarpus retusus v major cv Daruma Royal was in flower.
This is 2nd flowering in this autumn for this cactus.


Monday, 7 May 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

It is the mid of autumn.
Some asterias have still been in flower.
The flower of asterias in autumn is small.
The photo is  one of them, a miracle kabuto.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Cactus / bravoanus

A degrafted Ariocarpus bravoanus was in flower.
Bravoanus is a small cactus, just 7 cm in diameter.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Cactus / retusus

An ariocarpus retusus was in flower.
Since the pot was too small and was hard to water, I repotted it 3 months ago.
It is 1st flowering for this cactus.



Friday, 4 May 2018

Cactus / Daruma Seiji

An ariocarpus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Seiji were in flower.
This species has round and seiji color tubercles.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Cactus / Shinkawa Tama Zouge

An ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa Tama Zouge was in flower.
This flowering also 2nd flowering in this autumn.
This cultivar has longer tubercles than that of standard one.


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Cactus / cauliflower

An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower was in flower yesterday.
It was 2nd flowering for the cactus in this autumn.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

An ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde was in flower.
The flower color of form Rio Verde is darker than that of standard one.
Mice ate many kotschoubeyanus' flowers lately.
I assume flowers of kotschoubeyanus are tasty.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Cactus Daruma Royal

4 of Ariocarpus retusus v major cv Daruma Royal were in flower yesterday afternoon.
They were degrafted in September 2006 with short stocks.
They all are 3 years old.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Cactus / trigonus

3 young Ariocarpus trigonus were in flower yesterday.
They were all degrafted and attached short Pereskiopsis stockes.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Cactus / intermedius

A degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius was in flower.
I keep 24 of this species, degrafted same time.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Cactus / fissuratus

4 of Ariocarpus fissuratus were in flower.
I sowed seeds in 2007.
They are propagated without grafting.

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.