Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

The photo is also a matured super kabuto.
My concern is also the stain problem over the body.
I wish I could fine any solutions to solve the problem.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Cactus / ruri kabuto

I just keep 2 matured ruri kabuto.
Seeds of ruri kabuto were sown in 2012 to try gaining numbers.
10 seedlings have grown well and they have reached to the flowering age.
The photo is one of them

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

An other matured miracle kabuto was in flower.
I am concerned about stain over the body but it is not easy to manage in here.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Cactus / FUSION

Although it is a small numbers of sample, it seems my technique "FUSION" has worked well.
The photo is Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto + Ariocarpus fissuratus.
I need some more years to see their flowers.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Cactus / hintonii

An degrafted young Ariocarpus bravoanus v hintonii was in flower in the morning.
It is late summer in here and the forecasted maximum temperature of today is 34 'C.
Since daytime has been shorter, this one has recognised autumn would be soon.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

The photo is a grafted 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto.
It is (hanazono kabuto x red flowering aserias) x red flowering asterias.
Since the flower of 1st filial was not red enough, I crossed red flowering asterias again.
It seems the flower is now red enough.
The scion is still very young, 1 year old and the character of hanazon has not appeared yet.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

Several super kabutos were in flower.
The photo is one of them.
This matured plant shows a typical good super kabuto's appearance.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

Asterias were in flower again.
Flowers in late summer are smaller than that of in spring.
The photo is one of them, miracle kabuto.
It is a matured plant, 17 cm in diameter.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Cactus / placentiformis

A discocactus placentiformis v latispinus f major was in flower.
All discocactus species are in flower at night.
I took this photo early in the morning.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2007.