Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Monday, 29 October 2018

Cactus / capricorne

An astrophytum capricorne was in flower.
This is a small plant, just 6 cm in diameter.
The flower colour is not standard.
The flower of standard capricorne is yellow but this one is reddish.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabutos

Miracle kabuto grow slowly but they will be tight against to pots in some years.
It is the season of repotting for these seedlings.
The photo is young miracle kabutos, sown seeds in 2012 and 2013.
I have continued repotting them.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

2 young miracle kabutos were in flower.
I sowed seeds in 2012.
Their 1st flowering was 2 years ago.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Cactus / heptacanthus

A discocactus heptacanthus v griseus was in flower.
I bought seed and sowed in 2006.
This one is variegated partially.
The flower of Discocactus release a nice scent.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Cactus / Ruri kabuto

Young astrophytum asterias cv riri kabutos were in flower.
Seeds were sown in 2012.
Their growing speed is quite slow compared to other asterias.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Cactus / hanazono super kabuto

An astrophytum asterias cv hanazono super kabuto was in flower.
I added the character of hanazon on the super kabuto by myself.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Cactus / asterias monstorous form

An asterias cv red flowering hanazono kabuto turned to a monstorous form when it was grafted.
I degrafted it in September.
I thought the monstorous form could not make any flowers but it was in flower.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

The photo is the largest and oldest miracle kabuto which was in flower yesterday.
Seed was sown in 2004.
The current size is 19 cm in diameter, expecting to reach 20 cm soon.
The flower is very small by unknown reason.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Cactus / heterochromus

A thelocactus heterochromus was in flower.
The flower of this species is very large.
This species was very popular in Japan as "Beni Taka" years ago.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cactus / red flowering hanazono kabuto

A 2nd filial red flowering hanazono kabuto was in flower yesterday.
It was degrafted lately and jut about developing roots.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Cactus / myriostigma related species

Astrophytum myriostigma related species were in flower in the afternoon yesterday.
They were degrafted in this spring and are just about developing roots, I assume.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Cactus / miracle kabuto

A miracle kabuto was in flower.
This one shows a typical flecking pattern of miracle and the shape is starfish.
The size is 13 cm in diameter.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

An hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This one experienced various growing problems since it was a small plant.
Because of that, the shape of body is not so good.
It has been able to survive and been in flower.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Cactus / myriostigma

A matured Astrophytum myriostigma was in flower.
I bought seeds as fukuryu rampo and sowed in 2003.
The cactus has never shown the character of "fukuryu".

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu banjyaku x myriostigam cv kikkou was in flower.
It has not been shown the character of kikkou yet.
The cactus was degrafted lately, 2 years old.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Cactus / super kabuto

A matured super kabuto was in flower.
It is around 9 cm in diameter.
It seems this one gains no longer the body size.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Cactus / ritteri

An aztekium ritteri was in flower.
This one was degrafted with a short Pereskiopsis stock, and rooted.
I have never gotten any successful own-rooting result of A. ritteri.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Cactus / Onzuka

The maximum temperature reached to 30 'C today.
It was 42 'C in the greenhouse in the afternoon.
Some A. myriostigma related species were in flower.
The photo is an A. myriostigma cv Onzuka.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

An astrophytum hybrid, senil x super kabuto was in flower.
The diameter of the cactus is around 15 cm.
The hybridisation makes a small body size normally but it does not.