Monday, November 14, 2011

Hybridisation of Asterias Cultivars

Last week I created a few Asterias Cultivar Hybrids and they look to be forming seed pods, two of the plants are pictured below. I pollinated the flowers by hand, by simply pinching the pollen in my fingertips and then place and rub it into the stigma of the other plant.

Left: Asterias Cv Akabana    Right Asterias Cv Hanaizumi

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Astro Cultivars and a few others

Took some updated photographs yesterday of how the plants are developing . Many flowers at present in the green house and I have made a few crosses which should produce some interesting seed. I will post an update with the crosses in a few days, in the meanwhile check these out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Astrophytum Update !!

All photographs taken today the 12th of October 2011, first are some grafted plants and later are plants which I de-grafted and rooted at the end of last summer.


De-grafts, now growing on their own roots:

Monday, October 10, 2011

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Monday, October 3, 2011

A few grafted plants from last season

Aztekium Ritteri

Ariocarpus Retusus

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Myriostigma Seedlings

Picture of some Myriostigma Cultivars. Plenty of nice colour in there. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Spring !! and winter damage

Spring time again here in Australia

The weather here in Sydney is just warning up nicely, day time temps are getting as high as 32Degrees Celsius. I had some bad luck over winter where a family or mice (Rodents) got into my greenhouse and seriously damaged my collection. Lost nearly all of my Asterias own roots plants and only have a couple of grafted plants left.

Here is a quick photo of the damage :(

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011