A paradise for cactus propagation
The photo is a matured Astrophytum asterias cv hanazono kabuto.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.
The cactus shows the character of "hanazono" quite well.
The current size is 15 cm in diametser.
A matured astrophytu asterias cv super kabuto.
This one has attractive super-pattern and body shape.
The size is 15 cm in diameter.
A matured Astrophytum asterias was in flower.
It is not a hanazono kabuto but it shows the character of "hanazono".
The current size is 18 cm in diameter.
A matured Astrophytum asterias cv hanazono kabuto was in flower.
This one shows the character of "hanazono" quite well.
It is 17 cm in dianeter currently.
An astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka was in flower yesterday afternoon.
Since the body of Onzuka seedlings were thin, I grafted them and made fat bodies.
The photo is a degrafted one.
An astrophytum hybrid, hakujou fukuryu banjyaku was in flower yesterday afternoon.
The cactus is a rooted off-set.
It is still quite small, 8 cm in diameter.
An astrophytum red flowering asterias was in flower in the afternoon.
The rooting of asterias is not easy but this one has taken well.
Several matured miracle kabutos were in flower yesterday afternoon.
The photo is one of them.
It is my oldest and largest miracle kabuto.
I sowed seed in 2004 and current size is 19 cm in diameter.
An astrophytum hybrid, fukuryu banjyaku was in flower in the afternoon.
It is a degrafted and rooted scion.
Since the gene of ornatum is mixed in banjyaku, the rooting is quite easy.