2021 sow. Thai/Japanese Asterias, and other goodies!.

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Narubest
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2021 sow. Thai/Japanese Asterias, and other goodies!.

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Good morning, afternoon and evening wherever you are.

I will be keeping a journal on my seed sowing adventures this year.

These are the varieties I will be sowing or have sowed. around 30 of each type will be sown. I will be reporting the rates that the seedlings grow true to form . I suspect I will have a lot of average 8 ribbed asterias. But perhaps the rates will be useful for someone else who is trying to build up an astrophytum collection from seed

Adenium Socotranum
Adenium Dhofarense "Djebel Haraz"
Ariocarpus fissuratus
Copiapoa cinerea
Astrophytum asterias Super Kabuto x V Type
Astrophytum asterias V Type
Astrophytum asterias "Miracle"
Astrophytum asterias "Starfish"
Astrophytum asterias V Type x Variegata
Asterias purple skin x purple skin
Astrophytum asterias Purple skin x purple skin variegated
Astrophytum asterias Rensei x Rensei Ooibo
Astrophytum asterias Akabana Rensei x Akabana Rensei
Astrophytum asterias Variegata x V Type
Astrophytum asterias flower type mix (Shinshowa and Akabana)
Astrophytum asterias "Rote bluete"
Astrophytum asterias V Type x V Type
Astrphytum myriostigma (Japan/Thai hybrid mix seeds)
Astrophytum myriostigma "Kikko"
Astrophytum asterias Super Kabuto
Astrophytum asterias Akabana x Akabana

Lophophora williamsii (Tong cactus mix)
Lophophora diffusa
Lophophora fricii yatagai x ooibo
Lophophora fricii "Rose form"
Homalocephala Texensis
Turbinicarpus alonsoi
Turbinicarpus jauernigii

from koehres kakteen
Blossfeldia mix
Pyrrhocactus Mix
Eriosyce mix
Melocactus mix
Mammillaria mix
Discocactus horstii
gymnocalycium mix
Uebelmannia pectinifera multicostata HU362

I will upload a photo of the current sown ones (all of the asterias) They are currently 2 weeks or so old
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MikeInOz
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Re: 2021 sow. Thai/Japanese Asterias, and other goodies!.

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Good luck I sowed a lot of those Japanese astros this year and the variability is huge! Many look like normal plants. A low percentage show the features I was looking for. At least the first year anyway.
Narubest
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MikeInOz wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:42 am Good luck I sowed a lot of those Japanese astros this year and the variability is huge! Many look like normal plants. A low percentage show the features I was looking for. At least the first year anyway.
I had good experiences with asterias kikko. Out of 40 seeds. only 3-4 were "normal 8 ribbed astros" but so far It seems that varigated ones are very uncommon even when parents are variegated
LateBloomer
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Post those photos I enjoy looking at pots overfilled with seedlings... find it satisfying to see those photos of seedlings pushing up against each other due to lack of space.
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MrXeric
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That's whole lot of asterias cultivars! :o I'm really looking forward to seeing your seedlings take on their characteristics!
Narubest
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LateBloomer wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:49 pm Post those photos I enjoy looking at pots overfilled with seedlings... find it satisfying to see those photos of seedlings pushing up against each other due to lack of space.
MrXeric wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:09 am That's whole lot of asterias cultivars! :o I'm really looking forward to seeing your seedlings take on their characteristics!
Here are some pictures of last year standouts!

Asteria Kikko
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Astro ornatum?
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2 headed williamsii shafter, texas

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various hard grown loph yearlings

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Asteria 13 ribs
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Trichocereus terscheckii x terscheckii
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LateBloomer
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I recognize those 2 year old lophophora :)
Narubest
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LateBloomer wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:58 pm I recognize those 2 year old lophophora :)
You found me!. I got some good photos for you soon. I sowed a bunch of pots with 100 seeds inside them each. Should be nice and packed!
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