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PostSubject: Flowering season of Astrophytum   Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:58 pm

My main collection is Astrophytum. It is quite warm today in SA and Astrophytums are in bloom. The following photos are some of my collections.

asterias seedlings, 4~5 years old

asterias cv kabuto, I think it is mixed a bit of miracle kabuto's gene.

senile x super kabuto, created by muself, I intoduced this plant once in the "Hybrid".

myriostigma cv Onzuka
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering season of Astrophytum   Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:11 pm

As always, your cacti are stunning Very Happy

Was wondering, do you have a technique for encouraging flowering in your Astros? I have a few, some of flowering size but sadly only one flowered last season. I guess good strong light and some decent periods of sun are ideal, do you have a feeding schedule that encourages flower formation? I was hoping to get alot of mine flowering this season and trying to cross a few to make some interesting hybrids.

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PostSubject: Re: Flowering season of Astrophytum   Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:11 pm

Amazing once again! you have a trully incredible collection, congratulations.
p.s. i have checked out your website several times before and i am always very impressed. You are very good at grafting! is Mammillaria luethyi flowering yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering season of Astrophytum   Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:32 pm

very pretty!!!! another month here before astros go into bloom! in Aus do you guys have 2 main flower seasons? here they mostly flower around March/April and October.


very purdy plants Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering season of Astrophytum   Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:55 pm

EXCELLENT!

Very nice collectiuon there Han, very nice indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering season of Astrophytum   Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:10 pm

That is a great collection, Astrophytums are cool looking plants!
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PostSubject: flowering of Astro   Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:52 am

Trigonus
I stop watering in the beginning of July and restart in the end of August.
This may give a good flowering, I think.
A strong sun light may be good for flowering but it is not good for growing. I keep my cactus under soft sunlight condition.
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PostSubject: Mammillaria luethyi   Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:01 am

lewis
Although many Mammillarias are in flower, luethyis have just buds.
I hope they will be in flowering soon.
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PostSubject: Flowering season of Astro   Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:15 am

Koda
I do not know other places in Australia but there are two main flowering seasons in my place.
October and March/April are main flowring seasons but Astrophytum will be in flower through September to May.
I normally remove all buds on seedlings, less than 8 cm daimeter plant.
The photo on top shows seedlings with flowers. I kept buds for taking the photo.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering season of Astrophytum   Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:09 am

Amazeing! I like Lewis, have visited your site many times, its the best Smile
Im not at home, but hopefully when i get back some of my Astros will have buds, but i dont see it happening.
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