Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Cactus / super kabuto

Although daytime has been a bit longer, temperature has not been high enough yet.
3 Astrophytum asterias cultivars were in flower yesterday.
Since it was still very early for the flowering, the size of flower was small.
The photo is one of them, super kabuto.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Cactus / buiningii

A grafted Uebelmannia buiningii HU141 was in flower yesterday.
I bought seeds and sowed on 31/08/2007.
Several young seedlings were grafted.
Seeds of buiningii are very small and they are not easy to propagate from seed.
I sowed quite many seeds last year but I lost all of them.
I sowed seeds 2 days ago in thi year.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Cactus / sanchez-mejoradae

Some of grated Mammillaria sanchez-majoradae were in flower yeserday.
Weather in August this year is not so good but spring will be soon.
Mammillaria sanchez-majoradae is a small plant but this one is grown as a large plant becase of grafted.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Cactus / valdezianus

Some of Turbinicarpus valdezianus seedlings were in flower yesterday.
I collected seeds from my plants and sowed on 21/01/2007.
T. valdezianus is a small plant and in 50 mm square tube.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Cactus / repoting seedlings

I started repotting of 1 year old seedlings last week.
I do 1st repotting when seedlings are 1 year old.
I have repotted 550 asterias and 100 ariocarpus and would be continued quite while.
I have not been satisfied with potting mix and have tried various ones.
The photo is Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto, 25 seedlings in a 10 cm square pot.
The potting mix is crashed scoria.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Cactus / Ariocarpus hybrid

This is an Ariocarpus hybrid, kotschoubeyanus x scaphirostris.
I sowed seeds on 17/10/2010 and grafted 2 young seedlings.
It has started to grow because spring has been almost here.
The shape is similar to kotschoubeyanus but body color gives an evidence of hybrid.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Cactus / sanchez-mejoradae

One of grafted Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradaes was in flower this afternoon.
I bought seeds and sowed on 28/09/2005.
I grafted seedlings 10 or so.
This one is one of them.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Cactus / liliputana

Although it was a foggy morning, I could see some sunlight in the afternoon.
The temperature in the greenhouse reached to 33 C'.
A grafted Blossfeldia liliputana was in flower.
I got a pup in 2004 and grafted on a Hylocereus stock.
The body has been a large block.