Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Monday, 30 November 2015

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

A hanazono kabuto posted before was in flower.
The color of petals was red.
It is the asterias which I have tried to develop, "red flowering hanazono kabuto".

Friday, 27 November 2015

Cactus / a new asterias

I tried to develop a red flowering hanazono kabuto and sowed seeds last year.
24 seedlings in total were grafted onto Pereskiopsis.
12: hanazono kabuto x red flowering asterias
12: red flowering asterias x hanazono kabuto

They have started to be in flower and it seems all of them are red flowering.
Only one of them has showing the character of hanazono kabuto.
I have not seen its flower yet but the bud gives the hint of color.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Cactus / heterochromus

The photo is Thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus (Benitaka).
6 cacti were in flower together.
I bought seeds and sowed on 31st August 2006.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Cactus / Onzuka

A young Astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka was in flower.
This one was grafted once and degrated last year, 3 years old.
When you grown Onzuka from seeds, the seedlings tend to elongate.
The process of grafting and degrafting can minimize the elongation.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Cactus / aserias

It was hot day today.
The maximum temperature reached to 36 'C.
Many asterias were in flower in the afternoon.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Cactus / miracle kabuto

I have to cover my greenhouse by 50% shade-cloth very soon for summer setting.
My asterias are continuously in flower.
The photo is a miracle kabuto.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Cactus / asterias

This young asterias is 1st filial ruri kabuto x super kabuto, 4 years old.
A flowering bud has been pushed up.
This is 1st flowering for the cactus.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Cactus / horridispinum

I have not enough confidence for the name but the name tag of seeds was shown as  "Gymnocalycium hossei v horridispinum".
I sowed seeds in 2004.