Astrophytum asterias

Bloom! The first flower for this plant so far, and its massive! Of the two asterias I managed to raise from my first cactus seed batch a few years ago, this is the one I grafted. Although the plant is growing on its own roots now, the difference in size is spectacular, with the other little bigger than a 5 pence piece. I’m tempted to grow more Astrophytum but the general growth rate is painfully slow, I might just stick to my Gymnocalycia for now.

Astrophytum asterias

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~ by Adam Bone on June 16, 2011.

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