Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Cactus / Onzuka

A young Astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka was in flower.
I grafted a young seedling onto a Pereskiopsis stock in 2014.
The scion was degrafted in September this year.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Cactus / red flowering asterias

4 of Astrophytum asterias cv red flowering asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
I sowed seeds in 2011.
It is hard to get true red ones but I believe they are.

Cactus / luethyi

I had many Mammillaria luethyis once but lost many.
Own-root plant has a short life due to unknown reasons.
The photo is one of remains, propagated from an off-set.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

A degrafted Astrophytum hybrid fukuryu banjyaku was in flower.
The cactus is 2 years old, degrafted in September this year.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

I have tried to make a red flowering hanazono kabuto.
24 of 1st filial seedlings were grafted 2 years ago and degrafted in this spring.
The photo is 1 of them, showing hanazono character.
I have not satisfied with the flower color, reddish and not true red.
I pollinated with the pollen of red flowering asterias on this stigma.
I will try again.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Cactus / myriostigma

This a matured A. myriostigma was in flower yesterday.
I bought a seeding in 2003.
It is a standard form showing distinctive appearance.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Cactus / heterochromus

Rain stopped and got good sunshine through a day today.
A Thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus was in flower.
The flower is very large.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Cactus / asterias

An asterias shows a good looking when it was around  10 years old.
The photo shows a 16 years old asterias which looks a bit ugly.
I repotted this one in the morning.
The plant is 17 cm in diameter.