Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Friday, 14 May 2021

Cactus / scaphirostris

 An ariocarpus scaphirostris was in flower.

I just have 3 flowering size of this species.

12 seedlings have been grafted. I have tried to increase numbers.



Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Cactus / elongatus

 Two degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v elongatus were in flower. The photo is one of them.

The yellow flower releases a nice scent.

The cactus is 15 cm in diameter.



Monday, 10 May 2021

Cactus / retusus

 Many Ariocarpus retusus were in flower.

The photo is one of them, degrafted one.

Since this one was grafted once, the cactus has grown as large size, 17 cm in diameter.



Saturday, 8 May 2021

Cactus / hintonii

 A degrafted Ariocarpus bravoanus v hintonii was in flower.

Bravoanus v hintonii is a small cactus, in 6.5 cm square pot.

A short Pereskiopsis stock is remaind and the cactus still relies upon the stock.



Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Cactus / fissuratus

 Many Ariocarpus fissuratus were in flower.

The photo is one of them, in 12.5 cm round pot.

It is 2nd flowering in this autumn for the fissuratus.



Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Cactus / agavoides

 Several degrafted Ariocarpus agavoides were in flower.

Original agavoides is a small cactus but grafted ones are grown as large cacti.

This one is not small because it was grafted once.




Monday, 3 May 2021

Cactus / Suguri cauliflower

 Several Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflowers were in flower.

This cultivar developed by Mr. Suguri shows a special skin as shown on the photo.

It looks like a cauliflower. I think the name comes from skin apperence.



Sunday, 2 May 2021

Cactus / Shinkawa Tama Zouge

 A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa Tama Zouge was in flower.

This cultivar developed by Mr. Shinkawa has thin and long tubercles.

This one is still young and small, in 8 cm square pot.



Saturday, 1 May 2021

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

 Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus is a small cactus but it grows as a large block if it was grafted.

The attached photo is a degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde.

The size is 15 cm in diameter.



Friday, 30 April 2021

Cactus / seiji

 A degrafted Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Seiji was in flower.

This cultivar has round seiji colour tubercles.

It is 12 cm in diameter.



Thursday, 29 April 2021

Cactus / fissuratus

 Ariocarpus grow very slowly.

The photo is an Ariocarpus fissuratus which was in flower yesterday afternoon.

It is the 1st flowering of the cactus. I harvested seeds from my own cactus and sowed in 2012.

The cactus is in a 6.5 cm square pot.



Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Cactus / godzilla

 A degrafted young Ariocarpus fissuratus cv godzilla was in flower.

The cactus was degrafted and rooted last October.

It will be 3 years old next July.




Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Cactus / fissuratus

 The flowering of Ariocarpus was interrupted once but it has come back.

The photo is a degrafted matured Ariocarpus fissuratus.

It is quite large, 15 cm in diameter.



Sunday, 25 April 2021

Cactus / asterias

 A matured astrophytum asterias was in flower.

As you can see, flowers come out other locations of areoles.

It was a normal asterias but it turned to this shape when the cacts reached to a mature age.



Saturday, 24 April 2021

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

 Several astrophytum hybrids were in flower yesterday afternoon.

The photo is one of them, 1st filial capricone x red flowering asterias.

Although the flower is red, I can not see any characters of capricone on the body except fine spines.



Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Cactus / retusus

This morning was 6 'C. It is too cold in April. I am not sure the reason.

The attached photo is Ariocarpus retusus which was in flower lately.

The flowering Ariocarpus is interrupted currently but I believe it will come back soon.



Saturday, 10 April 2021

Cactus / Shinkawa Tamazouge

 An ariocarpus retusus cv Shinkawa tamazouge was in flower.

This cultivar has longer and thinner tubercles than standard retusus.

I bought seeds and sowed in 2005.



Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Cactus / Daruma Royal

 A degrafted large Ariocarpus, retusus v furfuraceus cv Daruma Royal was in flower.

As you can see, the cactus has grown a large block because it was grafted once.

I bought seed and sowed in 2005.



Saturday, 3 April 2021

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

 Several degrafted Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde were in flower.

The attached photo is one of them.

Kotschoubeyanus is a small cactus but it grows a large block when it was grafted.

The cactus on the photo is 12 cm in diameter.



Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Cactus / lloydii

 A degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus v lloydii was in flower.

I have just one plant, this one and I can not increase numbers of this species.

Lloydii has smoother skin compared to a standard fissuratus.



Monday, 29 March 2021

Cactus / Red flowering asterias

 It will be the last flowering of asterias in this season.

The photo is an Astrophytum asterias cv red flowering asterias.

It is young and small, just 7 cm in diameter.



Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Cactus / scaphirostris

 An ariocarpus scaphirostris was in flower.

A scaphirostris is a small cactus but this one is larger than standard size because this one was grafted once.

I have tried to increase numbers of this species. 12 young seedlings have been grafted, 1 year old.



Sunday, 21 March 2021

Cactus / fukuryu banjyaku

 It is in autumn in here. Ariocarpus speciese have been in flower but some Astrophytum have remained flowering.

The photo is an Astrophytu hybrid, fukuryu banjyaku.

Since the banjyaku is mixed ornatum gene in, the cactus tolerates various environment.





Friday, 19 March 2021

Cactus / intermedius

 A degrafted Ariocarpus fissuratus v intermedius was in flower.

I repotted this one lately but it seems the cactus did not get any damage form the repotting.

The flower colour is very soft and I like.



Monday, 15 March 2021

Cactus / cauliflower

 A young Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower was in flower.

I propagated this cactus from seed.

Seedlings show the character of "cauliflower" are less than 10% in my place and almost all are normal furfuraceus.



Thursday, 11 March 2021

Cactus / godzilla

 A young Ariocarpus fissuratus cv godzilla was in flower.

This one was degrafted and rooted.

It is very young, just 2 years old.



Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Cactus / fissuratus

 A degrafted matured Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend was in flower ysterday afternoon.

Fissuratus related species are in flower early in autumn.

I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.

The current size is 20 cn in diameter.



Saturday, 6 March 2021

Cactus / alonsoi

 Several Turbinicarpus alonsoi were in flower yesterday afternoon.

The photo is one of them, a degrafted one.

A standard alonsoi is a small cactus but the grafted one grows to a large body.



Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

The photo is a 1st filial  Astrophytum hybrid, capricorne x red flowering asterias.

The flower colour is red, coming from father's gene.

Unfortunately body shape is also similar to father, not mother.

The degrafted cactus is very young, just 3 yeras old.



Monday, 1 March 2021

Cactus - miracle kabuto

 A young Astrophytum asterias cv miracle kabuto was in flower.

Seed was sown in 2012. The current size is 8 cm in diameter.

The body and flecking pattern show a typical character of miracle kabuto.



Sunday, 28 February 2021

Cactus / red flowering asterias

 A young Astrophytum asterias cv red flowering asterias was in flower yesterday.

The flower colour is so nice but the body size is so small.

I think it can not gain body size more, 6 cm in diameter currently.



Saturday, 27 February 2021

Cactus / kikkou super kabuto

 An astrophytum asterias cv kikkou super kabuto was in flower yesterday.

Also both parents were normal super kabutos, this one has turned to kikkou form.

The current size is 15 cm in diameter.



Sunday, 21 February 2021

Cactus / trigonus

 A degrafted Ariocarpus trigonus was in flower.

A short Pereskiopsis stock is attached still on the bottom of the cactus. The cactus rely on the stock currently.

The flower of trigonus release a good scent.



Saturday, 20 February 2021

Cactus / cauliflower

 It is still hot but Ariocarpus species have started to be in flower.

The photo is a young Ariocarpus retusus v furfuraceus cv Suguri cauliflower.

The cactus has just showing the character of cultivar.



Thursday, 18 February 2021

Cactus / kotschoubeyanus

 The maximum temperature reached to 38 'C yesterday afternoon.

It is too early for Ariocarpus flowering but a kotschoubeyanus v elephantideus was in flower.

This variant has darker flower colour than that of standard one.




Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Cactus / miracle kabuto

 A matured miracle kabuto which is the largest asterias in my place was in flower.

Asterias is in flower several times between spring and autumn.

Seed was sown in 2004.



Sunday, 14 February 2021

Cactus / asterias

Yesterday was a good sunshine day. I could see several asterias flowers in the afternoon.

The photo is one of them, a matured asterias.

It is around 17 cm in diameter.


 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Cactus / horizonthalonius

 An echinocactus horizonthalonius v moelleri was in flower.

Since the cactus is accommodated in a greenhouse, spines are thinner.

I may move it out from the greenhouse in future.



Monday, 1 February 2021

Cactus / super kabuto

 A matured astrophytum asterias cv super kabuto was in flower.

All flowers have come out from rib-bottoms as similar to hanazono kabuto.



Friday, 29 January 2021

Cactus / fissuratus

 It is too early but an Ariocarpus fissuratus f Big Bend was in flower.

I bought seeds and sowed in 2003.

The cactus has reached to a matured age.



Sunday, 24 January 2021

Cactus / alonsoi

 A degrafted Turbinicarpus alonsoi was in flower yesterday afternoon.

T. alonsoi is a small cactus but this one is a bit large, 8 cm in diameter because it was grafted once.



Thursday, 21 January 2021

Cactus / hanazono kabuto

 A matured Astrophytum asterias cv hanazono kabuto was in flower.

The seed was sown in 2005.

The current size is 15 cm in diameter.



Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Cactus / asterias

 A matured Astrophytum asterias was in flower yesterday afternoon.

The seed was sown in 2003.

The current size is 15 cm in diameter but I can not expect it to gain more size.



Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Cactus / red flowering asterias

 A young red flowering asterias was in flower yesterday afternoon.

It is still quite small, just 6 cm in diameter.

Hot days are expected around this weekend and so I could see more asterias flowers.



Monday, 11 January 2021

Cactus / miracle kabuto

 Yesterday was a hot day. The temperature in the greenhouse reached to 49 'C in the afternoon.

Many asterias were in flower.

The photo is one of them, a matured miracle kabuto.



Sunday, 10 January 2021

Cactus / heterochromus

 A thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus was in flower.

I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.

Flowers of thelocactus are quite large.



Friday, 8 January 2021

Cactus / Onzuka

 A young Astrophytum myriostigma cv Onzuka was in flower.

This one is degrafted and rooted cactus, 8 cm in diameter.

The rooting of Onzuka is not difficult.



Thursday, 7 January 2021

Cactus / variegated asterias

 An astrophytum variegated asterias was in flower.

The body is a nudum form and it looks very nice but it is a small cactus.

The body is just 7 cm in diameter.



Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Cactus / Astrophytum hybrid

 The photo is an Astrophytum hybrid, capricorne x red flowering asterias.

I tried to create a red flowering capricorne.

It could transfer red flowering but the body is just similar to an asterias.



Monday, 4 January 2021

Cactus / super kabuto

 Several matured super kabutos were in flower yesterday afternoon.

The photo is one of them.

The current size is 15 cm in diameter.