A paradise for cactus propagation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.