Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

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.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

A super kabuto was in flower.
I have kept quite many super kabutos.
It is one of "good ones" in my greenhouse.
The body is 14 cm in diameter.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Cactus / ruri kabuto

A ruri kabuto was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2004.
The name tag of seeds said "Oibo ruri kabuto".
The body color has turned to pale green by unknown reason.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Cactus / asterias

An matured asterias was in flower.
I thought it was an ordinal type but it has started to show the character of hanazono.
The body is 15 cm in diameter.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

An other miracle kabuto was in flower.
I have satisfied with both of the degree of flecking and body shape but it is not white enough.
I try to find a cleaner of stain but I have not been able to find yet.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

A super kabuto was in flower.
I think this one shows a typical pattern of super kabuto.
The flower is reddish.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

A 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This one is just 1 year old.
To see a result quickly, I grafted a very young seedling onto a Pereskiopsis stock.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A miracle kabuto was in flower.
This one is the oldest and largest miracle kabuto in my place.
It is 17 cm in diameter.
I sowed seed in 2004.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Cactus / asterias cultivars

I watered them yesterday morning.
Some of them were in flower in the afternoon.
They are accommodated in the small greenhouse, 3.5.m x 5.3 mm, asterias only.


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

An other super kabuto was in flower.
I think this one is a typical form of the super kabuto.
Unfortunately it has started to grow height, not width.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

"A Happy New Year"

Two super kabutos were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is one of them.
The name tag of seeds said "Tiger Super Kabuto".
I sowed seeds in 2003.