Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Cactus / super kabuto

This is also one of many flowering aserias.
This super kabuto has grown well, 15 cm diameter.
Since super kabuto has relatively small body size, I can not expect additional growing so much.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Cactus / variegated asterias

I have not counted but this one has been in flower several times in this season.
The balance of the variegation is maintained well and it still can be kept own-roots.
The balance of variegation is not consistent.
It may move to too much or disappear completely.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Cactus / asterias

Many Astrophytum aserias were in flower yesterday afternoon.
I am not sure why but they open flowers together, several times between spring to autumn.
I watered them in the beginning of  this week which may affected for the flowering.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Cactus / castanea

A Frailea castanea was in flower yesterday.
Frailea makes fruit without opening flower normally but it was opened.
The standard castanea is very small plant but the species on the photo will grow more than 5 cm diameter because of a cultivar.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Cactus / red flowering asterias

I have 20 aserias seedlings assumed red flowering.
One of them was in flower yesterday.
It was 3rd seedlings opened  flower and was red flowering.
3 of all were red flowerings.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Cactus / horizontalonius

One of Echinocactus horizontalonius was in flower yesterday afternoon.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.
Although the germination rate was poor, I could get several seedlings and grafted them.
I degrafted them 3 years ago.
This is the 1st flowering of the cactus.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Cactus / fukuryu-banjyaku

A friend gave me cactus seeds and said they were nudum fukuryu-banjyaku.
I sowed those seeds on 17th July this year.
24 young seedlings were grafted on Pereskiopsis stocks in the beginning of September.
They show various faces, are not nudum only.
The photo is one of them, hakujyou fukuryu-banjyaku, 3 cm diameter.
Banjyaku is the name of Astrophytum hybrid, ornaum x myriostigma.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Cactus / aselliformis

A degrafted Pelecyphora aselliformis was in flower yesterday afternoon.
The growing speed of aselliformis seedlings are very slow and their body shapes are very thin.
I sowed seeds in 2012 and grafted 12 seedlings.
They were degrafted in September this year.
The rooting of aselliformis is not so difficult.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Cactus / strobiliformis

The flowering of cacti had been interrupted a while but a Pelecyphora strobiliformis was in flower in this afternoon.
I propagated this one from cuttings.
It is in 50 mm square tube.
Another 3 cuttings are under rooting process which are buried in potting-mix.