A paradise for cactus propagation
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.
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.
A matured Astrophytum asterias cv hanazono kabuto was in flower.
The seed was sown in 2005.
The current size is 15 cm in diameter.
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.
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.
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.
A thelocactus heterochromus f longispinus was in flower.
I bought seeds and sowed in 2006.
Flowers of thelocactus are quite large.
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.
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.
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.
Several matured super kabutos were in flower yesterday afternoon.
The photo is one of them.