Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Cactus / furfurraceus

Many Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus were in flower yesterday afternoon.
They were degrafted with a short Pereskiopsis stocks 4 years ago.
I have not checked roots yet but I assume stocks died and own roots have started to develop.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Cactus / retusus

Many Ariocarpus retusus were in flower.
The photo is some of them.
They are all degrafted and rooted.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Cactus / intermedius

Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius were in flower yesterday afternoon.
They were degrafted and rooted in 2006.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Cactus / fissuratus

Many A. fissuratus were in flower yesterday afternoon.
The photo is one of them, 8 cm in diameter.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Cactus / hintonii

Since it has been cool, Ariocarpus are in flower more.
The photo is one of them, bravoanus v hintoni.
This species is small, in a 65 mm square pot.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

A 1st filial Astrophytum hybrid, senile x super kabuto was in flower.
The hybridization affects on body size and it would be small size normally but this one maintains a good size.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

An astrophytum hybrid, hakujyo fukuryu banjyaku was in flower.
A young seedling was grafted and degrafted 2 years ago.
The rooting of banjyaku is very easy because of mixed gene of ornatum.

Cactus / asterias

An other asterias was in flower.
This one is also a matured age but it is a bit smaller than that posted on 23rd.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Cactus / asterias

A matured asterias was also in flower.
This one has started to show hanazono character.
It is 15 cm in diameter.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

Several super kabutos were in folwer in the afternoon.
The flecking pattern is slightly different each other.
The photo is one of them.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

cactus / furfuraceus

An ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus was in flower in the afternoon.
This one was degrafted several years ago and relies on own root currently.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cactus / retusus

An ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tama zouge has pushed 2 flowering buds up.
This cultivar has longer tubercles than that of standard retusus.
The size is 16 cm in diameter.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Cactus / fissuratus

An other fissuratus f Big Bend was also in flower yesterday.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.
Several young seedlings were grafted on Hylocereus stocks and degrfted later.
It is one of them, 20 cm in diameter.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Cactus / fissuratus

A matured Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend was in flower in the morning.
Big bend form has smoother skin than that of standard form.
I degrafted years ago and I think it has own-roots currently.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Cactus / super-hanazono kabuto

The photo is a super-hanazono kabuto.
I added the character of hanazono on a super kabuto.
It just starts to show the character of hanazono.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Cactus / agavoides

A grafted Ariocarpus agavoides was in flower.
All Ariocarpus species are in flower in autumn.
It means autumn will be soon.
The scion is very young, just 1 year old.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

My main collection is asterias especially miracle kabuto.
The period from seed to flower is not so long, around 5 years
The photo is a young miracle kabuto, sown seed in 2012.
I have kept similar age ones quite many.