Propagation of asterias from seed

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vitt13
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Re: Propagation of asterias from seed

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I repotted the seedlings. I needed to use two wide pots to place that over 100 pcs of seedlings.
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Re: Propagation of asterias from seed

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They look great 👍
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keith wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:42 pmThey look great 👍
Thanks.

On May 21 I had these two favorites. One was dark, and another one was unusual.
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I placed the pots outdoor. These photos was taken on second day that cacti being outdoor, June 5
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Re: Propagation of asterias from seed

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Hanazono wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:46 am The main species of my cacti collection is Astrophytum asterias, mostly Japanese cultivars.
I sowed seeds every year since year 2000.

Seed source:
I bought seeds from others originally but I have kept enough matured plants to collect seeds by myself.
They are in a small greenhouse, asterias only.
All of them are propagated from seeds by myself.
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Sown seeds in August 2015:
I sow seeds in August every year, when is the early spring in here.
Pots are 10 cm square.
Super kabuto-
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Miracle kabuto-
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Variegated asterias-
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Sown seeds in August 2014
1 year old seedlings are repotted in 10 cm square pots, 25 seedlings each.
Hanazono kabuto x red flowering asterias-
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Miracle kabuto-
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Sown seeds in August 2013
They start to show the character of cultivars.
Super kabuto-
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Miracle kabuto-
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Sown seeds in August 2012
Seedling shown the character of cultivars are only selected and repotted into 5 cm square tubes.
Miracle kabuto-
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Sown seeds in August 2011
Good ones are selected again and repotted into 6.5 cm square pots.
They have reached the flowering age.
From top to bottom, red flowering asterias, royal super kabuto, miracle kabuto and super kabuto
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Hallo frank I have read this threads and comment so usefull, btw can you explain more technic for sowing small type seed ?
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Re: Propagation of asterias from seed

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G'morning Kaktus idn,
can you explain more technic for sowing small type seed ?
Do you mean smaller size seeds than asterias seed?
Smaller seeds including Ariocarpus are same as asterias.

Seed of Strombocactus is very small and I use a special technic. Please let me know if you wanted to know it.

Farnk
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