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Astrophytum asterias

Posted by coralred Tropical (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 8, 12 at 2:07

Anyone kept Astrophytum asterias. I find them to be one of the most beautiful cactus around.



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Beautiful plant you got there. I love the fuzzy flecks its got
I have one, but the bottom is a bit squished in. I dont know why... i checked the roots and everything, and they are nice.
I prefer its relative Astrophytum capricorne. I love the spines, and the large flowers on it.


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I just got it about two months ago, hope it will grow well at my place. This one has large flower too that is if I can get it to bloom.


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very cute plant. :)


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My Astrophytum asterias is putting out a flower bud.


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What a neat looking cactus. What color does it flower?


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Just got it in July and this is the first time it's going to bloom. I guess the colour will be yellow. I hope in bloom on a weekend else I have no chance to see it.


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Nice cactus. One could take it to work and put it on your desk,... if you work at a desk.


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Mine bloomed in September just for a couple of days. Big flowers indeed! This is astrophytum asteria cv. superkabuto.


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Hi robinpla, does the flower close at night and re-open the next day?


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I belive it closed at night.


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May I know if the cactus is self-fertile or does it need another plant to pollinate?


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You need male and female to pollinate astrophytums.


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Wasn't around when the flower opened in the afternoon but managed to take a picture just now at about 8pm.


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Beautiful! It might open up more day two and three. Now you need a few more astros to get pollination :)


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Beautiful!!!

These are on my "wish list" come spring. :-)

JoJo


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Unfortunately I only have one of this. There are no nurseries selling this over here. I got this when I was on a vacation to Bangkok.


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Those are beauties...and the only cactus I ever rotted!

Maybe I should try again soon.

Tom


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A few more pictures of the bloom.


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The bloom only last two days.


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