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Epiphyllum anguliger as grafting stock?

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My mother has this huge Epiphyllum anguliger which throws those round  almost spineless shoots that readily root while still attached to the plant.

It seems to grow very fast and since Epiphyllums are related to Hylocereus I thought it could be a nice stock for seedlings.

So today I cut a few of these shoots, potted them up and used a couple to graft some random tricho seedlings onto. Also grafted one to a shoot that's still on the plant, just for fun.

Anyone here used or heard of Epiphyllum being used as grafting stock? Any reason it wouldn't work?

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It's sure to work but your graft might not grow as fast as it would on hylocereus.

 

My anguliger was always smaller than all other epiphyllums, are you sure it ain't Selenicereus anthonyanus?

 

Have you ever seen flowers on it?

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Good point, thanks a lot. I didn't know this species of Selenicereus, judging from the pictures it definitely could be it.

I believe it has already flowered a few times, I'll ask her what colour the blooms are.

 

edit: "The photosynthesising stem of this plant produces small adventitious roots along its surface that allow it to grip on to trees and climb as high as possible to obtain maximum light"

Ok that's definitely it, thanks a lot for the ID HalcyonDaze!

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Selenicereus anthonyanus flower

 

i would not recommend using as grafting stock

 

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Still waiting for the first blooms on mine.  Said to have a wonderful perfume that doesn't develop until later on in the night according to some shirtless hippy I met on a bus to a secret solstice festival in the late 80's who was having acid flashbacks, so I'm not sure about the credibility of that information.

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off topic but if you're into fragrant flowers, get your hands on a crassula falcata.  the flowers lasts several weeks & the fragrance is to die for......

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Are U sure you have the right plant there Zelly? I could only see some red flowered succulent that screamed 'Non-fragrant'. I'd love to be wrong though.

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