Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

A hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This one shows a typical hanazono character, very thick flecking.
The size is 14 cm in diameter.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Cactus / fukuryu hakujou banjyaku

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu hakujou banjyaku was in flower.
Banjyaku is a hybrid of ornatum x myriostigma.
I got seeds from my friend and grafted seedlings on Pereskiopsis stocks.
A 2 years old scion was degrafted and rooted.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Cactus / Onzuka

An astrophyum cultivar, Onzuka ranpo gyoku was in flower.
This is one of my favorite cultivars developed by Mr Onzuka years ago.
It is 10 cm in diameter currently.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Cactus / horstii

A discocactus horstii was in flower early in the morning.
This one has a short grafting stock which is called "dai-tuki oroshi".
The grafted cacti will have a shorter life compared to a own root ones.
I hope this one to get a long life.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Cactus / red flowering asterias

A red flowering asterias was in flower.
This one is the base plant of red flowering asterias in my place.
I assume the original seed came from Europe.
Unfortunately the body is quite small.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

An other super kabuto, both body and flowers are normal was in flower.
One flowering bud has come out from abnormal location.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cactus / super kabuto

A super kabuto was in flower.
This one shows a typical character of super kabuto, large flecking.
I think the shape of flowers is bit unusual.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Cactus / red flowering super kabuto

A red flowering super kabuto was in flower.
I have never crossed super kabuto x red flowering asterias by myself but the flower of this one is reddish color.
It may mixed the gene of red flower in history.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Several miracle kabutos were in flower.
The photo is one of them, showing a typical character of the miracle kabuto.
It has passed more than 10 years since the germination of the cactus but this one has grown continuously.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cactus / hanazono-super kabuto

The attached photo is a hanazono-super kabuto.
I mixed hanazono's gene onto a super kabuto.
Flowers come out from areoles on noemal asterias including super kabuto.
As you can see, some of flower buds come out from other parts of areoles.
This is the character of hanazono kabuto.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Cactus / variegated asterias

A variegated asterias propagated from seed has pushed a flowering bud up.
I crossed a variegated asterias x ruri kabuto.
This one is a "ruri kabuto nishiki".
The flowering bud is also variegated.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Cactus / asterias

Various asterias cultivars are accommodated in the small greenhouse, 5.5 m x 3.5 m.
They are in flower almost same time in a hot day.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Cactus / denegrii

An obregonia denegrii was in flower.
Off-sets of O. denegrii are easy to root but this one is propagated from seed by myself.
It takes years from seed to flower.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cactus / ambatoense

It will be a hot day today.
The maximum temperature will be 33 C' in the afternoon.
A Gymnocalycium ambatoense was in flower yesterday.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cactus / myriostigma

A degrafted and rooted Astrophytum myriostigma cv kikkou was in flower.
I degrafted this one last year.
The yellow flower gives off a citrus scent.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Cactus / asterias

A small Astrophytum asterias propagated from an offset was in flower.
This one is mixed genera of red flower and hanazono.
The cactus is in a 65 mm square pot.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Cactus / heterochromus

Several cacti were in flower in the afternoon.
It was rain in the morning but it stopped after lunch.
The photo is one of them, Thelocactus heterochromus.
Flowers of Thelocactus are quite large.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Cactus / heptacanthus

I found a Discocactus heptacanthus v griseus was in flower in the morning.
I degrafted this one recently.
I assume this one has not rooted yet.