Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

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.