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Offline andrea.a

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Asterias cristate
« on: Sunday, 28 July 2013 - 19:16:23 »
Some days ago I found this nice surprise on a grafted (peresk) seedling of asterias, it should be a pink o red flower, I hope!
I think I'll regraft the crestate bud in a few days, any suggestion?
Andrea

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Re: Asterias cristate
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 20:10:13 »
nice!  :D

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Re: Asterias cristate
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 21:29:28 »
Nice plant indeed!
I've had several asterias crestate seedlings - but unfortunately, none of them has been stable. After 1...6 years they have formed several heads and lost the crestate state.  :( Hope you'll have a better luck!
Some pictures from my collection:
http://e-aiand.com/kollektsioon/index.php

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Re: Asterias cristate
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 01 August 2013 - 07:43:46 »
Very nice!
I also get asterias/superkabuto cristatas when I graft on pereskiopsis... Usually their is 1-2 plants every winter that turns out this way. So far they have survived as cristates, also when grafted on bigger stocks.
I am wondering if the seedlings would show cristate forms if they were keps on their own roots? I never see any cristates among my own-root-seedlings...
Good luck!
Dan

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Re: Asterias cristate
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 02 August 2013 - 10:01:30 »
It may be a transition form, promoted by grafting in some particular situations.

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Re: Asterias cristate
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 - 00:02:15 »
with great pleasure that I read the comments on the photos.
I breed itself many forms crest, 600 pieces in a year + / - 100 forms and I notice that certain forms quickly go back to the original plant when they are grafted.
trying to grow it on their own roots much better than they maintain the crest form.
best regards Hans

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Re: Asterias cristate
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 - 20:25:21 »
A 'very interesting observation. I do not have many forms and crested From there, I do not have much experience with these plants, but it is always interesting to hear the experiences of those who cultivate something different.
Carlo

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Re: Asterias cristate
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 11 September 2013 - 23:33:14 »
I regrafted it from pereskiopsis to opuntia sp., it should be a "slower" stock and well'see what will happen!

Thanks for all replies! Andrea.

 

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