Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Monday, 9 December 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

A super kabuto was in flower.
The flower colour is pink.
This one was propagated form seed harvested by myself from my cactus.
I am not sure the reason of "pink" colour.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Cactus / disciformis

A strombocactus disciformis was i flower.
I have two flowering size cacti and the photo is one of them.
I sowed seeds harvested from this one last year. They are very small and grow very slowly.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Cactus / fukuryu hannya

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu hannya was in flower.
I got seeds from my friend and the history of seeds is unknown.
Cacti propagated from the seeds show various forms.
This one shows the character of ornatum.





Thursday, 5 December 2019

Cactus / horizonthalonius

An echinocactus horizonthalonius v moelleri was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.
Var moelleri has short spines.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

Many asterias were in flower yesterday.
Asterias are in flower several times between spring and autumn.
They all are in flower same day as like communicate each other "Let's start".
The photo is one of them, a super kabuto.


Monday, 2 December 2019

Cactus / myriostigma

An astrophytum myriostigma was in flower yesterday.
It was 1st flowering for the cactus.
The myristigma has 3 ribs.
The body shape is very stable and no change of rib numbers at all but the growing speed is very slow by unkown reason.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Cactus / heptacanthus

Two discocactus heptacanthus v griseus were in flower.
I took their photos early in this morning.
The attached photo is one of them.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Cactus / red flowering asterias

4 red flowering asterias were in flower yesterday.
The photo is on of them.
Since this cactus is mixed hanazono gene, one of flowers comes out from the bottom of ribs.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

A super kabuto was in flower.
It is a matured age cactus and the flower comes out form a rib bottom.
The is a character of "hanazono".
The current size is 15 cm in diameter.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Cactus / heterochromus

A thelocactus heterochromus was in flower.
This species was popular some years ago but it is not anymore.
The flower of thelocactus is large and attractive.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Cactus / hintonii

An aztekium hintonii was in flower yesterday.
It is 2nd flowering in this season for the cactus.
The cactus was degrafted and rooted.
The rooting of Aztekium is not easy normally but it could make.

Monday, 25 November 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Although this miracle kabuto has reached to a flowering age, it is still young.
Seed was sown in 2012.
The current size is 8 cm in diameter.
The cactus shows a typical miracle character.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Some astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabutos were in flower.
The photo is one ofthem.
I pollinated with another miracle kabutos because a my friend wanted to get seeds.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Cactus / Onzuka

An astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka was in flower.
This one was grafted once and degrafted/rooted later.
The current size is 9 cm in diameter.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

An astrophytum asterias cv hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This one shows a typical character of the "Hanazono".
The current size is 16 cm in diameter.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

Yesterday was hot.
The temperature in the afternoon reached to 42 'C.
Astrophytum asteruas like hot climate and were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them, a super kabuto.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Cactus / aselliformis

Pelecyphora aselliformis were also in flower.
All of them were degrafted and rooted plants.
Since seedlings of aselliformis are very thin, grafting and degrafting can make these shape of plants.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Cactus / strobiliformis

A pelecyphora strobiliformis was in flower.
The cactus was a degrafted and rooted scion years ago.
The rooting of Pelecyphora is not difficult.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

A trial 1st filial hybrid was in flower.
I try to create a red flowering capricorne.
The hybrid cactus is capricorne x red flowering asterias.
I think the flower is red enough but the body is not capricorn.
I need more study.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Cactus / fused cacti

One of fused cacti was in flower.
It is Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto and Ariocarpus fissuratus.
Since it is spring now, the miracle kabuto was in flower.
I assume fissuratus will be in flower in autumn.


Monday, 11 November 2019

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

Many asterias were in flower.
The attached photo is one of them, a hanazono kabuto.
I bought seed and sowed in 2004.
The cactus is a matured age and shows a typical hanazono character.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Cactus / aselliformis

Pelecyphora aselliformis are in flower repeatedly between spring and autumn.
2 aselliformis were in flower.
The photo is one of them. The cactus is a  rooted off-set.


Friday, 8 November 2019

Cactus / horizonthalonius

An echinocactus horizonthalonius was in flower.
It is the oldest horizonthalonius in my place.
Since the cactus are propagated in greenhouse, spines are poor.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Cactus / 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto

A my trial asterias cultivar, 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto was in flower.
I believe the flower is true red.
The character of hanazono has just started to be shown.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

An astrophytum asterias cv hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This cactus was weak for a while and it could not make so many flowers.
It seems the condition of the cactus has been recovered.

Friday, 1 November 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

The temperature in greenhouse reached to 50 'C yesterday afternoon.
Many asterias were in flower.
The photo is one of them, a matured miracle kabuto.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Cactus / horizonthalonius

An echinocactus horizonthalonius was in flower.
I propagate this one from seed.
The germination rate of horizonthalonius' seed is quite poor nornally.
As shown on the photo, the flower is quite large.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Cactus / spegazzinii

A gymnocalycium spegazzinii v loricatum was in flower.
My main collection is North American cacti but some of South American ones are also kept.
The photo is one of South Americans.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

Several Astrophytum hybrid, fukuryubanjyakus were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
Banjyaku is a hybrid, ornatum x myriostigma.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Cactus / Onzuka

Several astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzukas were in flower.
The photo is one of hem, Shima-iri Onzuka rampo.
This one is degrafted and rooted.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Cactus / herrerae

4 mammillaria herreraes were in flower.
They were rooted off-sets taken from the grafted mother plant.
The rooting of herrerae is not difficult.


Sunday, 20 October 2019

Cactus / capricorne

An astrophytum capricorne was in flower.
Since this one is mixed the gene of red flowering asterias, the colour of flower is special.
The body is quite small, just 5 cm in diameter.


Saturday, 19 October 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A young miracle kabuto was in flower.
I sowed seed in 2012.
The current size is 7 cm in diameter.
The cactus has started to show the character of "miracle kabuto".

Friday, 18 October 2019

Cactus / fukuryu hannya

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu hannya was in flower.
Although the character of ornaum is appeared strongly, the gene of myriostigma is also mixed.
Since this one comes out from seeds given by my friend, the history is unknown.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Cactus / red flowering asterias

Several red flowering asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is one of them.
Red floweing asterias in my place tend to be a small body.
I will try to gain body size someday.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Cactus / ambatoense

My main collection is North American cacti but some of South American ones also are collected.
The photo is a typical South American cactus, Gymnocalycium ambatoense.
I bought a small plant in 2003.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Cactus / reddish flowering asterias

It is 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto.
The flower is not red enough and also not showing the character of hanazono yet unfortunately.
The current name is reddish flowering asterias from the above reason.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Cactus / aselliformis

Many Pelecyphora aselliformis were in flower.
Since seedlings of aselliformis are hard to turn thick body, I graft them and make thick body brfore degrafting.
Rooting of aselliformis is very easy.
All of aselliformis on the photo are made by the above mentioned method.



Monday, 7 October 2019

Cactus / humbolditii

A mammillaria humbolditii v caespitosa was in flower.
I once increased number of mammillaria species but they were decreased gradually.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2004.
It has been remaind just one plant of this species.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Cactus / hintonii

An aztekium hintonii was in flower yesterday afternoon.
It is almost 5 years old and is 1st flowering for the cactus.
A 10 mm off-set was grafted on Pereskiopsis stock in 2015.
In 2017, the scion was degrafted and rooted.
The current size is 70 mm in diameter.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Cactus / heterochromus

A thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus was in flower.
It is the 1st flowering of the cactus in this season.
This cactus was propagated from seed, sown in 2006.
The flower of Thelocactus is large and shiny.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Cactus / kebadachi kabuto

We got sunny days lately. The temperature in the greenhouse reaches to 40 'C in the afternoon.
An astrophytum asterias cv kebadachi kabuto was in flower  yesterday.
This asterias, very low-head  has fluffy flecking.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Cactus / Onzuka

An astrophytum myriostigma cv Shimairi Onzuka was in flower yesterday afternoon.
Onzuka seedlings are hard to gain the body diameter when they kept as own-root.
This one was once grafted to minimise the above problem.
The Onzuka on photo was degrafted and rooted after gained the body size by the grafting.


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

Many cacti were in flower yesterday afternoon.
This is one of them, Astrophytum asterias cv super kabuto.
I propagate this from seed.
It is a mature plant, 13 cm in diameter.


Sunday, 29 September 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A young miracle kabuto was in flower.
Seed was sown in 2012 and the current size is 7 cm in diameter.
The cactus is just about to start showing the character of "Miracle".

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Cactus / ritteri

An aztekium ritteri was in flower in the afternoon yesterday.
A short Pereskiopsis stock is still attached on the bottom of this cactus.
The stock is buried in the potting-mix.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

2 of 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto were in flower yesterday afternoon.
The attached photo is one of them.
The cactus has not shown the character of hanazono yet because of very young.
I hope the character was shown soon but I am not sure ----.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Cactus / aselliformis

A pelecyphora aselliformis was in flower yesterday afternoon.
The flower is abnormal.
Petals are very thin by unkown reasons.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

Super kabutos have been in flower.
The photo is one of them.
Flower colour is pale yellow.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cactus / strobiliformis

A pelecyphora strobiliformis was in flower.
This one was degrafted and rooted some years ago.
I have kept 4 floweing size of this species.