Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 31 March 2017

Cactus / furfuraceus

Several  Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower yesterday.
The photo is one of them.
I expect more flowers soon.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Cactus / red flowering asterias

It may be the last flowering in this season for this asterias.
The maximum temperature is down rapidly, 19 'C for today.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cactus / fissuratus

A degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend was in flower.
A very young seedling was grafted in 2003 and degrafted in 2006.
It looked very weak and I repotted it in the beginning of this month.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cactus / fissuratus

A grafted Ariocarpus fissuratus was in flower.
I have tried to minimize quantity of grafted cacti.
I will degraft this one in August.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Cactus / heterochromus

A Thelocactus heterochromus was in flower yesterday.
It should be the last flower in this season.
Autumn will be soon.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Cactus / retusus

I bought seeds as "retusus cv tri-fingers" but this one had not shown the the character of the cultivar.
This means it is just a "retusus".

Monday, 6 March 2017

Cactus / Shinkawa tama-zouge

The photo is an Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tama-zouge.
I assume this one was developed by Mr. Shinkawa.
This cultivar has long and thin tubercles compared to standard retusus.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Cactus / retusus

A degrafted, own-root Ariocarpus retusus was in flower.
I expect many Ariocarpus will follow soon.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Cactus / fissuratus

2 of Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend were in flower in this morning.
The photo is 1 of them.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Cactus / bicolor

A grafted Ariocarpus retusus v bicolor has pushed flowering buds up.
I have tried to minimize grafted cacti.
I may degraft this one next spring.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Cactus / hintonii

A degrafted Ariocarpus bravoanus v hintonii was in flower in the afternoon.
Hintonii is a small cactus.
This one is also just 5 cm in diameter.

Ariocarpus are in flower in autumn.
Hot days has continued but the autumn will be soon.