Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

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.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

An other super kabuto was also in flower in this afternoon.
The flower colour is abnormal, I think.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

These two are also to get early flowering.
These were degrafted and rooted.
The bodies are slightly elongated because of the reason.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Cactus / asterias

Spring will start from September.
It was a bit early but a 1st filial (hanazono kabuto x red flowering asterias) was in flower.
The flower is not red enough.
I have also created 2nd filial ones which show red flowering.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Cactus / asterias

The photo is my oldest asterias, 15 years old.
It shows a matured appearance and turns to a multi-ribs form.
The size is 18 cm in diameter.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

The photo is an Astrophytum asterias cv hanazono kabuto.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2005, means 13 years old.
When a hanazono kabuto was grafted, the character of hanazono is exaggerated.
This one has never been grafted and so the appearance should be natural one.


Monday, 2 July 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

The photo is an Astrophytum hybrid.
My friend gave me seeds, Astrophytum hybrid fukuryu and I propagated.
All others are fukuryu but only this one does not show the character of fukuryu.
I assume the gene of khoyou is mixed in because the body colour turns in season.
The current colour is for winter and spring.
The body returns to green in summer.
I have not seen flowers yet.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

The photo is a super kabuto reaching a mature age.
It is a super kabuto but I mixed in the gene of hanazono kabuto by myself.
The original number of ribs is 7 ribs which is abnormal for asterias but it has started to turn 11 ribs.
The character of hanazono has also started to show.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

It is mid of winter in here.
I have stopped watering to cacti and I can not see cacti flowers at moment.
The photo is my oldest miracle kabuto, 19 cm in diameter.
The flecking becomes whiter in winter.

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.