Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

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.