A paradise for cactus propagation
The photo is a fused cacti, Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto + Ariocarpus fissuratus.
Since it is summer in here, miracle kabuto is in flower.
I expect the fissuratus is in flower in autumn.
A degrafted and rooted Astrophytum hybrid, hakujou fukuryu banjyaku was in flower yesterday.
Since the gene of ornatum is mixed in banjyaku, rooting is quite easy.
The cactus is just 8 cm in diameter.
A young Astrophytum asterias cv Oibo ruri kabuto was in flower.
Although it is in flower, the cactus is quite small, just 6 cm in diameter
The photo is an Astropytum asterias which has reddish flowers.
The cactus is quite small and accommodated in a 6.5 cm square pot.
A gymnocalycium spegazzinii v cardenasium was in flower yesterday.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.
Since spines are so dense, it is hard to open the flower completely.
An astrophytum variegated asteruas was in flower yesterday afternoon.
It is a small cactus, just 6 cm in diameter.
The body is a nudum.
A young Astrophytum myriostigma cv kikkou was in flower.
This one is a rooted off-set. The size is 8 cm in diameter.
Te rooting of myriostigma is relatively easy.
A gymnocalycium spegazzinii was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2003. The current size is 16 cm in diameter.
Loricatum has short and thick spines.
A 1st filial Astrophytum hybrid, hakuran-super was in flower.
Hakuran-super is the hybrid of coahuilense x super kabuto.
The cactus is 15 cm in diameter.
Several young Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabutos were in flower.
They are 7~8 cm in diameter.
The photo is one of them, showing a typical miracle character already.
A. fused cactus was in flower.
Two spacies were fused. One is an Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto and the other is an Ariocarpus fissuratus.
A short Pereskiopsis stock is attached them and buried in potting-mix.
They rely on the short stock.
The photo is a 1st filial red flowering hanazono kabuto.
It is hanazono kabuto x red flowering asterias.
The cactus shows both characters, hanazono and red flowering.