Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 31 January 2014

Cactus / ruri kabuto

I just have 2 ruri kabutos, flowering size and own-rooted.
One of them, on the photo has grown aggressively at moment.
I am not sure the reason.
Ruri kabuto is a nudum form of the asterias but it is assumed the gene of senile was mixed in history.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Cactus / myriostigma cv kikkou, kouyo

This is a degrafted and rooted Astrophytum myriosigma cv kikkou, kouyo.
The current size is 12 cm diameter.
Unfortunately it has started to elongate and can not expect extra diameter.
The plant has reached to a mature age and does not turn the body color anymore.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

This is a own-rooted hanazono kabuto.
It is very flat shape, a typical shape of asterias grown from seed.
This one is 12 cm diameter, has stared the plastic pot out and I believe I have to repot soon.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Cactus / super kabuto

Super kabutos were also in flower.
It is still mid in summer but the flower size is quite small.
The asterias flower bloomed in autumn is small normally.
It may the asterias on the photo to detect the hint of autumn.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Very hot days have continued and both of cactus and myself have felt tired.
Although I could not see cactus flowers a while, some of Astrophytum were in flower yesterday.
The photo is a miracle kabuto, 12 cm diameter propagated from seed.