Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Cactus / super kabuto

Some asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is a super kabuto, 12 cm in diameter.
The flower has thin petals.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

An astrophytum hybrid, senil x super kabuto was in flower today.
The flower is yellow petals and orange throat, as same as parents.
This one was an off-set and rooted.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Cactus / red flowering asterias

A red flowering asterias was in flower yesterday afternoon.
It is completely mature age but the body size is quite small, 5 cm in diameter.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Cactus / asterias

An other asterias related cultivar, Ruri-kabuto was in flower yesterday.
Ruri means lapis lazuli.
Since the body of  mature one would be lapis lazuli color, this name is given.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Cactus / asterias

This asterias with fluffy flecking has come out from my seedlings.
I do not have any parents which have similar appearance but it might be mixed the gene in history.
The cactus pushes pot out and so I have to repot it soon.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Cactus / super kabuto

Hot days have continued. I could not see any rain for a while.
Quite many asterias were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them, red flowering super kabuto.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Cactus / mexicana

5 of degrafted Geohintonia mexicana have pushed pots out and seemed very tight.
I repotted them in this morning.
I have not seen their flowers yet but I could see soon, I hope.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Cactus / asterias

Almost all my cacti are propagated from seeds.
Some seedlings grow very slowly.
Astrophytum asterias grows with a reasonable speed.
The photo is 5 years old asterias cultivars.
All of them are flowering size, 5 cm in diameter.
They are from left to right, super kabuto, miracle kabuto, royal super kabuto and red flowering asterias.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Cactus / horizontharonius

An Echinocactus horizontharonius was in flower in this afternoon.
Since the temperature in the greenhouse was too high, only a few cacti were in flower.
The temperature in there was 48 'C.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Cactus / super kabuto

A super kabuto was in flower yesterday afternoon.
The body is a typical sea-star shape and very flat.
Super kabuto is a small type of asterias but this one has reached to 16 cm in diameter.