Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Cactus / elongatus

Yesterday's post was the flower for early spring but today is the flower for late autumn.
2 grafted Ariocarpus retusus v elongatus were in flower.
Currently spring and autumn flowers are in bloom together in my greenhouse.
The photo is one of elongatus.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Cactus / dasyacantha

When the winter has come, the spring will be soon.
A grafted Mammillaria lauii v dasyacantha was in flower yesterday afternoon.
Although it has just commenced winter, Mammillaria is in flower.
I bought 20 seeds and sowed on 31st August 2008.
Currently 2 grafted ones are only remained.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Cactus / trigonus

The photo is a grafted 2 years old Ariocarpus trigonus.
The grafting stock is a Pereskiopsis, fallen off all leaves.
You can not expect a good growing rate of the scion when Pereskiopsis lost all leaves and so I will degraft this one next spring.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Cactus / asterias seedlings

I removed a cover made by 50 % shade-cloth, covered over 2 years old A. asterias seedlings yesterday.
Since the daylight hours have been shorter, I try to give more sunlight onto seedlings.
The photo is one of seedling pads, accommodated my seedling No. 8, 9 and 48.
Each of them is in a 50 mm square tube.
All seedlings were cut their tap-roots last August and rooted again.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Cactus / agavoides

4 of Ariocarpus agavoides were in flower.
I propagate all of them from seeds.
These are 2nd flowering in this season.
The attached photo is one of them.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Cactus / kotschoubyanus

Although it is a similar season as mid of November in Northern Hemisphere, yesterday was quite warm.
The temperature in the greenhouse at noon was 37 'C.
Several degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus were in flower at that time.
The plant is in a 7 cm square pot.