Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 30 December 2011

Cactus / seedlings of agavoides

Agavoides is one of my favorite Ariocarpus.
I collect seeds from my plants and sowing every year.
I sowed around 100 seeds on 3rd September in this year.
Seedlings have grown well and shown some main tubercles.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Cactus / heterochromus

This is a Thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus.
I bought seeds and sowed on 31/08/2006. I grafted several young seedlings.
I expected longer spines but none could estimate exact spine length from lists of names.

I degrafted with a short root stock last autumn and rooted.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Cactus / castanea

This is a Frailea castanea cv ogata-shidow.
When the temperaure was not hot enough, Frailea makes seeds without opening flowers.
Last few days were very hot and this plant opened flowers.

This one is a cultivar, has larger body size than that of standard castanea.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Cactus / flowering of asterias

I do not know why but there was no extream hot days so far in this summer.
I think this weather situation is affected on cactus flowering.

The temperatuer reached to 33 C' yesterday afternoon. This is not an extream temperature in here but some asterias were in flower.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Cactus / Obregonia

This is a seedling of Obregonia denegrii. It took years from seeds to flowering. I bought seeds and sowed on 28/09/2005.  I could see 1st flower yesterday afternoon.

When you grafted this species, the speed of growing is not too bad. I grafted several seedlings germinated from same seeds group. They are mature plants and collected seeds many times.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Cactus / another holizontalonius

This is another holizontalonius, v nicholii.
I bought seeds and sowed on 28th September 2005. The germination of these seeds were also very bad.
Just 1 was germinated and I grafted the seedling.

This plant started fowering last year. I crossed with the normal holizotalonius and expected some seeds.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Cactus / holizontalonius

I bought seeds in 2003 and sowed. The germination was very bad. Only 1 was germinated and I grafted the seedling. I cut grafting stock  short and rooted this spring.

This is the 1st flower of this plant. It took years from seed to flowering.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Cactus / heptacanthus

This is a Discocactus heptacanthus v griseus.
I bought seeds and sowed on 31/08/2006. I grafted several young seedlings.
I degrafted with a short stock last autumn and rooted this spring.

Discocactus is night flowering andthe flower has very nice scent.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cactus / varigated asterias

I have just 2 flowering size of varigated asterias. One is own-root and the other is grafted.
The photo is grafted one.

I tried to make ruri kabuto nishiki (varigated ruri kabuto) and used this one as the father plant two days ago.
It seems the crossing works well. I expect to get some seeds.