Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Cactus / laui

A Turbinicarpus laui was in flower in the afternoon.
I propagated several seedlings from seeds but I lost almost all.
Only 1 plant has been remained.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Cactus / clavata

I have collected small numbers of South American cacti.
The photo is one of them, Neoporteria clavata.
The flowers look like plastic.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Cactus / jauernigii

A Turbinicarpus jauernigii was in flower.
I also propagated this one from seed.
I have lost quite many seedlings but it has still remained some.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Cactus / valdezianus

It was chilly morning, 3 'C today but got a good sunshine before lunch time.
We enjoyed a barbecue for lunch.
A Turbinicarpus valdezianus was in flower in the afternoon.
I propagate this one from seed.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Cactus / pectinifera

Mammillaria are in flower early in spring.
Although it is still in winter, several Mammillaria pectiniferas are in flower.
The photo is one of them.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

I have 24 of 2 years old grafted Ariocrpus kotschoubeyanus.
I found 1 of them shows a monstrose appearence.
It shows very fine tubercles located in front of the scion.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Cactus / off-sets

I degrft 2 years old grafted scions in September.
Off-sets formed on lower parts of scions disturb a secure setting during the rooting process.
I removed all off-sets formed on there to prepare for the rooting happened in September.
The photo is the removed off-sets, Ariocarpus retusus related cultivars.
They are sit on 5 cm square tubes and wait also until September.