Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 21 June 2019

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

A degrafted ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde was in flower.
It is winter solstice today. This flower will be the last flower in this season.


Saturday, 8 June 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

It is in winter in here.
A super kabuto was in flower yesterday.
It was a good sunshine yesterday afternoon because of that the kabuto was in flower even if it was in flower.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Cactus / cauliflower

A very young scion, Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv cauliflower was in flower yesterday.
The flower of furfuraceus should be white but pink colour is mixed in on this flower.
Since I got seed from my friend, I am not sure the history of the seed.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Cactus / fused scion

Fused scions grafted in 2017 have pushed a flowering bud up.
Scions are Ariocarpus fissuratus and Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto.
I will degraft them in September.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Cactus / Daruma Seiji

An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Seiji was in flower.
This cultivar has very short and round tubercles, and seiji colour body.
The colour of flower is white but it turns to pinkish gradually before closing.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Cactus / agavoides

An ariocarpus agavoides was in flower.
To keep healthy tubercles of agavoides, you need a good propagation skill.
Tubercles of this one have been kept relatively a good condition.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Cactus / fissuratus

An ariocarpus fissuratus was in flower again.
It was the 3rd flowering in this autumn.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

Some ariocarpus flowers have returned.
The photo is one of them, a degrafted kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

We have good autumn rain in last 2~3 days.
Rainwater tanks for cacti were almost empty but they have been  well recovered.
A super kabuto was in flower in autumn.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Cactus / Godzilla

4 young grafted Ariocarpus fissuratus cv Godzilla were in flower.
A friend gave me seeds and sowed in July last year.
11 of them were germinated and grafted in September.
Sown seed to in flower is around 9 months.
I will harvest seeds from them.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Cactus / asterias

May will be soon but some asterias are still are in flower.
The photo is one of them, a variegated asterias.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Cactus / bravoanus

A degrafted Ariocarpus bravoanus was in flower.
Bravoanus is a small plant, just 6 cm in diameter even if it was a flowering size plant.


Thursday, 25 April 2019

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

I could not open internet for last one week due to WAN problem.
A degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus were in flower.
It is hard to be a multi-headed plant with own-root one but it turns to multi-headed easily when it was grafted.


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Cactus / cauliflower

A young ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceuscv Suguri cauliflower was in flower.
It is a degrafted one, 5 years old.
The cactus shows the character of the cultivar well.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Cactus / furfuraceus

Many ariocarpus retusus v furfuraseus were in flower together.
They were degrafted and rooted.
The size is around 12 cm in diameter.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Cactus / Daruma, Seiji

An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma, Seiji was in flower.
The character of this cultivar is round tubercles and Seiji body colour.
I propagated this one from an off-set.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus is a small plant but it turns to a large multi-heads plant if it was grafted.
The photo is degrafted ones.
Although they had short Pereskiopsis stocks originally, rely on own-roots currently.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Cactus / agavoides

Many Ariocarpus agavoides were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them, propagated from seed.
Tubercles of agavoides become short when it was grafted once.
The cactus on the photo has long tubercles because it has never been grafted.


Thursday, 11 April 2019

Cactus / fissuratus

Several ariocarpus fissuratus standard form were in flower yeaserday.
The photo is one of them, 8 cm in diameter.
Fissuratus have relatively small bodies.


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Cactus / intermedius

Autumn weather in here is unstable, repeating worm/cool weather conditions.
Ariocarpus are in flower several times in autumn by following the weather conditions.
The photo is degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius, pushing flowering buds up.
It will be the second flowering in this autumn.


Monday, 8 April 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A young miracle kabuto was also in flower.
I sowed seed in 2012.
It is still small, 5 cm in diameter.


Sunday, 7 April 2019

Cactus / red flowering Hanazono kabuto

Some asterias have still been in flower.
The photo is one of them, degrafted 2nd filial red flowering Hanazono kabuto.
The character of Hanazono has not been sown yet.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Cactus / furfuraceus

The flower colour of Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraces is white on 1st day but it turns to pinkish in 2~3 days. The photo is flowers of furfuraceus on 4th day.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Cactus / retusus

An ariocarpus retusus was in flower yesterday.
It is the oldest retusus in my place, sown seed in 2003.
It is 20 cm in diameter and 18 cm tall.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

A degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus v elephntideus was in flower.
Tubercles of this species are larger than that of standard one.
Flower is darker than standard one.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Cactus / furfuraceus

Many ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower.
It is one of them.
Since it is degrafted one, thick wool is formed and covers over plant top.
The size is 14 cm in diameter.


Sunday, 24 March 2019

Cactus / intermedius

An ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius was also in flower.
This one is also young.
Seed was sown and a seedling was grafted in 2015.
It was degrafted and rooted in 2017.


Saturday, 23 March 2019

Cactus / cauliflower

An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower was in flower.
It is very young.
I sowed seed in 2015 and a seedling was grafted.
The scion was degrafted in 2017.
The cactus has just started to show the character of cultivar.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Cactus / furfuraceus

An ariocarpus retusus v ferfuraceus cv Daruma seiji was in flower yesterday.
This species has short round tubercles and seiji body colour.
The size is 12 cm in diameter currently.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Cactus / jarmilae

Many Ariocarpus were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is one of them, retusus v jarmilae.
Seeds were sown in 2006 and it is 17 cm in diameter currently.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

A matured super kabuto was in flower.
It is a typical super kabuto, not special at all but the flower colour is reddish.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A miracle kabuto was in flower.
As you can see on the photo, the flower in autumn is quite small.
This one is my oldest miracle kabuto, 18 cm in diameter.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Oibo ruri kabuto

Young asterias sown seeds in 2012 were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them, Oibo ruri kabuto, 5cm in diameter.
I have kept 15 cacti sown seeds same time.


Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Cactus / super kabuto

Many asterias were in flower today.
The photo is one of them, a matured super kabuto.
It is 14 cm in diameter.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Cactus / fissuratus

An other Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend were in flower in the morning.
The total size is 25 cm in diameter.
It is too hot and can not go to outside now.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Cactus / furfuraceus

It is 1st of March today, the expected maximum temperature is 40 C'.
An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus wasin flower in the morning.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Cactus / hintonii

3 of Ariocarpus bravoanus v hintoniis were in flower yesterday.
It will be a special week in this week.
Daytime temperature will be between 37 to 40 C' through the week.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Cactus / fissuratus

An ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.
Form Big Bend has smoother body skin than that of standard one.
It is still hot but autumn will be soon.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Cactus / fukuryu

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu banjyaku was in flower.
It was propagated from seed given my friend and I am not sure the exact source.
I think this one shows a typical fukuryu appearance.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Cactus / kikkou

A degrafted Astropyum myriostigma cv kikkou, khoyo was in flower.
I degrafted and rooted it last September.
The rooting of myriostigma is very easy.


Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

The attached photo is a 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto.
The character of hanazono has not appeared yet.
It was degrafted and rooted last September.
The size is 5 cm in diameter.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Cactus / kebadachi kabuto

A kebadachi kabuto was in flower in this afternoon.
This kabuto has fluffy flecking.
The body is a sea-star shaped and very flat, 11 cm in diameter.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A young miracle kabuto was in flower yesterday.
I sowed seed in 2012.
It was repotted lately in a 8 cm square pot.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

Many asterias were in flower.
The photo is one of them, a matured hanazono kabuto.
The current size is 15 cm in diameter.



Friday, 1 February 2019

Cactus / variegated asterias

A small variegated asterias was in flower in this morning.
It is just 6 cm in diameter.
The flower is pinky.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Cactus / principis

2 of Leuchtenbergia principis were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
Flowers release a citrus scent.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Cactus / horstii

A Discocactus horstii was in flower.
The growing point of main body was damaged by unknown reasons and formed off-sets.
Flowers have come out from one of off-sets.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Cactus / placentiformis

Yesterday was very hot.
The maximum temperature was 47 'C and the minimum also was 31 'C.
I could see flowers of Discocactus placentiformis v latispinus in this morning.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

An ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus was in flower.
It should be in flower in May, too early flowering.
I assume daytime has been shorter gradually and the cactus reacts against to the change.



Saturday, 12 January 2019

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

A 1st filial red flowering hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This one started to show the character of "hanazono" lately.