Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

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.