Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 29 April 2011

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus seedlings

This is an Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus seedling, sown seeds in 2006 as same as agavoides which was in the post yesterday.
Small types Ariocarpus get flowers relatively early ages. This plant started to be in flower 3 years ago.
The flower is normal size but it seems very large because the plant is so small.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Cactus / agavoides

I was away from home 10 days. I came home yesterday.
This is Ariocarpus agavoides seedling, sown seeds on 12/11/06.
The plant started to be in flower last year.
I have around 30 agavoides seedlings of same age.
Own-root ariocarpus grows very slowly.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde

This is Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde.
I grafted a young seedling on a Preskiopsis stock 2 years ago.
I degrafted with a short Pereskiopsis stock last spring.
I expect the scion relies on roots from the Pereskiopsis initially but own roots catch them up later. This is one of trials used Pereskiopsis grafting stock.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

This is an Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus.
The grafting stock of hylocereus started to rot last spring and I degrafted with short vascular bandle of the stock.
It is under rooting but it seems all right bucause of these flowering.
I hope this plant survived continously and developed own roots.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Cactus / crysacanthus

This is a Ferocactus crysacanthus v rubispinus.
I bought seeds in 2002 and grafted young seedlings on Hylocereus stocks.
The scion was degrafted later. Because of kept in the greenhouse, spines were very poor and I moved plant out form the greenhouse to my begepatch two years ago.
The appearance has been changed significantly. It looks like a habitat plant currently.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

This plant is an Astrophytum F1 hybrid, coahuilense x asterias cv super kabuto. Both plants coahuilense and asterias have yellow color, orange throat flowers and they can cross very easily.
The shape of body is similar to coahuilense and body pattern is similar to super kabuto.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Cactus / asterias cv hanazono kabuto

This plant started to show hanazono character, exaggerated flakings lately.
when the plant was small, the appearance was as same as normal one.
Since it was in flower out of season, numbers of lower was just 1.
I expect more flowers in next spring.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Cactus / asterias

It is hard to get true red color flower of asterias.
You can see sometime true red color one but it is a dwaf plant normally because of a frequent crossing.
This plant is a red flower desent asterias.
The body size is relatively large.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Cactus / super kabuto

Indian summer has been continued. The maximum temperature reached 30 'C in here. The temperatue in my green houses were 48 'C.
Astrophytum asterias likes very hot weather. Several plants were in flower.
The attached photo is asterias cv super kabuto.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Cactus / retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Seiji

I grafted a pup on an Echinopsis stock years ago.
It seems Ariocarpus and Echinopsis stock fit very well.
I try to increase the number of this plant, Daruma Seiji.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Cactus / retusus v major cv Daruma Royal

This plant also has been propagated from seed.
I bought seeds and sown on 17th September 2004.
Seedlings were grafted on Hylocereus stock and grown.
I degrafted later. The plant relies on own-roots currently.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Cactus / agavoides

I bought agavoides seeds and sowed on 29/07/2003.
I grafted several seedlings on Hylocereus stocks.
Only 2 plants have survived.
The photo is one of the plants. Both of plants were in flower yesterday and I crossed pollen each other.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Cactus / scaphirostrise

This is Ariocarpus scaphirostrise. I bought 26 seeds and sowed on 31/10/2003. I grefted several seedlings on Hylocereus grafting stocks.
I degrafted later with a short vascular bandles of the stock.
The plants rely on own roots but just 2 plants are remained currently.
Since only one plant was in flower, I collected pollen and preserved.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Cactus / Ariocarpus hybrid

This is a F1 Ariocarpus hybrid, kotschoubeyanus x bravoanus v hintonii.
I crossed these plants in 2008,and collect seeds in 2009.
I sowed seeds on 07/10/09 and grafted very young seedlings, 2 days after germination. Small type Ariocarpus will be in flower very early. It will be in flower in autumn when you grafted in spring if a seedling was grafted.
Own-root seedlings need 5 years at least from sown seeds to flowering.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Cactus / fissuratus

Two Ariocarpus fissuratus was in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them, grafted on an Echinopsis stock.
I crossed to an other. I assume I would seeds next Sptember or so.
The degrafting of fissuratus is difficult. If you cut a part of the body, liquid is running down and hard to stop.