Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Cactus / Shinkawa Tamazouge

 An ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tamazouge was in flower.

This cultivar has longer and thinner tubercles than standard retusus.

I bought seeds and sowed in 2005.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Cactus / Daruma Royal

 A degrafted large Ariocarpus, retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Royal was in flower.

As you can see, the cactus has grown a large block because it was grafted once.

I bought seed and sowed in 2005.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

 Several degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde were in flower.

The attached photo is one of them.

Kotschoubeyanus is a small cactus but it grows a large block when it was grafted.

The cactus on the photo is 12 cm in diameter.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Cactus / lloydii

 A degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus v lloydii was in flower.

I have just one plant, this one and I can not increase numbers of this species.

Lloydii has smoother skin compared to a standard fissuratus.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Cactus / Red flowering asterias

 It will be the last flowering of asterias in this season.

The photo is an Astrophytum asterias cv red flowering asterias.

It is young and small, just 7 cm in diameter.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Cactus / scaphirostris

 An ariocarpus scaphirostris was in flower.

A scaphirostris is a small cactus but this one is larger than standard size because this one was grafted once.

I have tried to increase numbers of this species. 12 young seedlings have been grafted, 1 year old.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

 It is in autumn in here. Ariocarpus speciese have been in flower but some Astrophytum have remained flowering.

The photo is an Astrophytu hybrid, fukuryu banjyaku.

Since the banjyaku is mixed ornatum gene in, the cactus tolerates various environment.