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its not mine.....yet, and may not be at all

it is a graft.

opinions are sought as to whether the growing tip of this plant has terminated?

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it probably did

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toasted

cheers man, the seller maintains that it is sun burn and that the plants is healthy :) lolish

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Some pics from the last few weeks

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i get much better success rates using a pair of tweezers, plucking pollen laden anthers and depositing them directly onto the pistils

also much easier to clean the tweezers between pollinations etc

Tweezers are the go thats exactly what I do paint brushes are annoying

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Had to cut these fellas stock as it was starting to die down south.

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What cv are they and where did you get em?!

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grown from seed, they're the turtle shell cv's of asterias

EDIT: "REAL" name is "Astrophytum asterias Kikko Kaini" but it's the muscle form/turtle shell form

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Soo cute. Best kikko.

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I grew a few astros one year from seed but had the shelf fall over and i lost all but this one.

I think i got the seeds here from a giveaway awhile back. so i will have to go back a few years to find out the x.

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kohyo nudum and kohyo nudum variegata

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kikko nudum variegata flowered today

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myrio hakuun hybrid variegata and asterias V-type

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May I post a few of my Astrophytums ??

A. capricone this one had massive rot back in 2011, had to be severely cut back and re-rooted. But it made a complete recovery - flowers regularly.

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A. caput-medusae started from seed about 3 years ago - recently flowered. One of the few flowering plants on its own roots.

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Some A. asterias - a group all started from the same batch of seeds I traded. I need to do some grafting soon - and got in a bit of practice - grafted one to a M. geometrizans. It was a successful attempt, has grown and flowered - interestingly, its compatriots still on there own roots have actually grown markedly better and flowered more profusely!

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My A. myriostigma - I have had this one for about 16 years.

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My A. coahuilense has been interesting - in 2011 it started to pup, unusually, from the growing point - the pups had spines, which this species doesn´t usually. The pups now completely obscure the original stem.

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That 16 year old myriostigma is amazing, looks like something from Uncle Chorn's Cabin.

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myrio of my dreams

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That^ looks a lot like uncle Chorns plants there? I am pissed I missed out on going there again in June. It's not the kind of place you just visit once if you can help it

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Here's a current pic of the same plant above, kohyo nudum. Changing colors nicely as fall moves along...

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^^^^^ yesterday's (same ones in the above post)

Todays.........

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Thursday (2 posts above)

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same plants 2 days later, hopefully most will form seeds

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some old plants

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Plants from the post above, pollinated today

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