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My hybrid G ragoneseii

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Hybrid Gymnocalycium going columnar?

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Variegated and cresting Lobivia hybrid

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and a variegated monstrose Lobivia

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Great work stillman, you have some awesome plants there :)

Here is my ? Verigated trich , prob spach by the looks if it.

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Nice grafts mate, how big were they when you grafted them?

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Okay so I didn't plan for this situation... My fastest growing graft so far... I have one that would be larger by now
but stalled when I moved to a sunny window but just started growing again... This is the "Field Goal" Graft
it will be interesting to watch this scenario play out...

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I already trimmed a Pach Spine off.. the next day the bridgesii spines were already longer
and now they're gently brushing the pach as you can see... I also just noticed a 4th pup coming out from this photo...
I think I will graft the pups soon


here are a couple pics without flash... I also want to ask if anyone thinks this little lady is going monstrous
yes I accidently knocked off a couple spines... grrr... shit happens
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I first paid no attention to the growth of this one, (just thinking its a neat pach with alot of character) because I see alot of offsets start off shifting ribs but this one seems to keep going and plus has pupped so much... But I started wondering about it today and compared Pachanoi Graft to Pachanoi Graft...

Does ayone think "Pachanoi cv Field Goal"is going Freaky?
This is the other one which is one of the ones that stalled a bit after changing over to sunlight
its another Pach graft from the same seed batch as the field goal Pach

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Yes the symbol is a bit of humor... so if you decide to use that name go for it,

and be prepared for some hefty royalties lol


Actually I encourage field goal grafting... however I might recommend slower growing species
to start off with... It's puzzling to me how the stock with 2 scions is outdoing my others.. The
bridgesii took a little over a month to start growing however, but he's moving fast, but the Pach is the
largest of all my grafts on pereskie so far and wasn't even the first to take... not including the pups too!

There really hasn't been enough time to say for sure but perhaps the two headed Peres makes more hormones???


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grafts are funny, some plants just graft better, maybe the vascular rings are better lined up maybe its within there own genetics? Peres is a crazy stock with the right plant species and conditions the results are phenomenal.

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My loph graft growing our of its mite damage

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& a T. terscheckii on T. scop.

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Remind me again why people graft regular Trichs (Not crests or Variegates) onto other Trichs. I can't for the life of me see any benefit, am I missing something ?

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Well for me grafting the terscheckii there were 2 reasons. First off I thought it was good practice and I'm assuming a little terscheckii seedling could grow a fair amount quicker on a much quicker growing stock.

However for pachanoi, bridgesii, peru etc I'm not to sure why you'd need to.

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Yeah that's what I was thinking no real benefit, but good practice I guess.

You would be better off putting small seedlings on Hylocereus or Pereskiopsis and then de-grafting after one season. I've had good sucess with this method.

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Remind me again why people graft regular Trichs (Not crests or Variegates) onto other Trichs. I can't for the life of me see any benefit, am I missing something ?

My trich scions grown on trich root stocks do very well in full sun, and its easy to grow them quite large before degrafting. Also, the scions grown on trich stocks seem to be much thicker than when grown on peres stocks, perhaps because the root system of the established trich is larger than the peres. Usually I'll pick the most interesting scion from the peres grafts to regraft the tip onto an established trich for enhanced pumping power and scion girth.

Also I've gotten quite sick of all the peres glochids, so hylocereus and selenicereus seem like other good candidates for seedling grafting, but haven't tried them yet to compare speed and girth of scion growth.

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I grafted the tip of a peruvianus that got base rot to a thin pc pach... the 1 inch tip has surpassed the largest 1 year old seedling in size and width in less than 6 monhts... both grown in the same window over the winter here and the seedling etoliated a bit whereas the grafted one only got thicker.. and this was on a pc pach stock just under 1.5 inches thick... so one benefit in my case was saving a plant, and it can make faster growth as well when a younger scion is grown on a rooted base of an older plant, even on a somewhat thin tricho stock... it's the only trich to trich graft i've done and im glad to have saved the seedling :)

Im also planning to graft some little pups off a pereskie graft pretty soon to some more pach's... some of that is for practice but also because I really like how that grafted trich looks and I want to grow a few of them whilst letting that graft take off with less competition with itself... the pups are already getting too big for pereskies except maybe for a wedge or impale grafts but where I want to practice is grafting onto the columns, so thats why I say its partly for practice... but like i've experienced so far the growth is pretty fast on the mature stock and its also a more long term stock than a pereskie.. so another reason = for propagation of a clone off another or even to practice aereole grafting...

but maybe im thinking too much :P

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This is a graft my friend Swiper gave me a few months ago. The two flowers were open wider yesterday and I only noticed the new bud then too. It's growing rather fast in my greenhouse.

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^^Nice :).

Going back to the reason for grafting, I think some people get addicted to it, not me, well not yet :wink: Ha ha!

The reason for my grafting would be for a few reasons, like mentioned above already, saving a dying/rotting plant, grafting rarities like crests / albino's / variegated seedlings or pups, but the reason I started grafting was for slow growing cacti like Ariocarpus/Lophs & the like, not so I can get them all as big as they can be but, for future seed production, in saying this I would prefer all of my cacti on there own roots. If I get some rare / hard to come by /expensive slow growing cacti seed I will normally just graft three of the seedlings so if anything goes wrong with the ten or twenty growing on the own roots I know I can have another go at them in the future.

Cheers

jox

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I couple of photos of some recent grafts.

Lophophora williamsii var. weisse Bluete

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I think my Pere stock and my indoor mothers are trying to tell me I need to do some grafts. :)

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Cheers

Got

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I grafted this lophophora williamsii as a button but something damaged the growing tip and all the areols pupped

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Bridgesii x Validus from Zelly's seed. Just a wild guess but I think this one will have some serious spines to it.

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I have a heap of peres too, time to do another big grafting push.

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As the weather cools down its definitely grafting time. Nothing better than working in a grow room that's sitting around 30 deg C when it cold out side. :)

Cheers

Got

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