Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 30 December 2016

Cactus / seedling grafting

I graft young seedlings onto Pereskiopsis stocks every year.
124 seedlings have been grafted in this season.
They will be degrafted in September 2018.
The photo is grafted seedlings in this season.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Cactus / asterias seedlings

I sow seeds of asterias every year.
Numbers of seedling have been built up because of that.
I have 150 of miracle kabuto seedlings, sown seeds in 2012.
They have started to show the character of "miracle".
Each seedling is in a 5 cm square tube.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Cactus / miracle kabuto

An other miracle was in flower.
This also is a starfish shape, 13 cm in diameter.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Cactus / super kabuto

It was a very hot Christmas day yesterday.
The temperature reached to 41 'C.
A super kabuto was in flower.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Cactus / ruri kabuto

An oibo ruri kabuto was in flower.
The body color should be blueish green which is ruri-color but it is quite pale actually.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Cactus / super kabuto

This is one of many kabutos which were in flower.
Today will be very hot.
The forecast maximum temperature will be 37 'C.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Cactus / miracle kabuto

The largest miracle kabuto in my green house was in flower.
The size is 17 cm in diameter, a typical starfish shape.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Cactus / asterias

Many asterias were in flower in the afternoon.
The photo is one of them, a matured one.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Cactus / mexicana

A Geohintonia mexicana was in flower in the afternoon.
This is the 1st flowering of G. mexicana in my place.
I bought seeds and grafted 6 young seedlings in 2006.
They grew well but it was hard to form flowers by unknown reasons.
I grafted several off-sets in 2012. They were degrafted 2014.
The photo is one of them.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Cactus / alonsoi

Turbinicarpus are small cacti.
The photo is an alonsoi, accommodated in a 5 cm square tube.
This means the cactus is less then 5 cm in diameter and in flower.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Cactus / capricorne

I assume this is a standard form of Astrophytum capricorne.
As you can see, it has opened a very large flower.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

A degrafted Astrophytum fukuryu hakujyo banjyaku was in flower.
Banjyaku is a hybrid, ornatum x myriostigma.
It is 2 years old own-rooted.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Cactus / red flowering asterias

The photo is an Astrophytum red flowering asterias.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2007.
The body is quite small, in a 5 cm square tube.
I assume the frequent crossings affect on the body size.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cactus / grafted seedlings

I graft cacti seedlings every year.
Stocks are Pereskiopsis.
Since 18 of seedlings grafting process was completed in this morning, I repotted them.
Scions are Ariocarpus species.