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Want to graft some sharxx? (possibly a Dawson's Peru)

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Howdy

I've had this very small piece of 'sharxx blue' for ages now hoping maybe it would root but no luck. 

 

I'm pretty over the tricho clone hype that initially bit me but I'd still like to have a nice blue Peru in the garden to admire one day. 

 

So my question is, does someone want this piece to cut in half, graft to two PC or whatever and then send me back one of them? Sounds like a bit of a hassle but might be worth it for someone. 

 

Cheers and happy new year. B)

 

 

Edit: I don't even know if this piece is viable for a graft at this point. 

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Forgot about viability
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 they're both awesome, def paid for this bit as sharx.

No biggie - if anyone is keen let me know 

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Sharxx blue came from dawson's so technically both are correct!

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Sometimes a piece of cactus will take ages to root. I notice this with thicker cuts, usually. I had a fat chunk of Roseii #1 that was in a pot for maybe 2 years, all I got was that calloused end similar to your pic. In hindsight, though, I wish I'd waited just a little longer! 

It is possible to graft something up, even from a single aureole, but the smaller the scion, the bigger the risk of failure (apparently younger aureoles are more viable for this method -- i.e. taken from a growing tip). 

As a last resort there's (toxic?) rooting hormone. But ...  

Patience and Wisdom are twins, in Hindu mythology. 

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Hey @fyzygy

This has been sitting for probably close to two years as well.. You said you wish you waited, did you graft and it failed? 

 

I go through phases of mildly neglecting the garden and thought this could possibly end up rotting .. didn't want to waste it. If there's no interest (bit of a long shot)  I'll just leave it sit and see what happens. :)

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Heres a nice "Blue" that I grew from seed a few years back.. .blu.thumb.jpg.fb169119fe617faca5b127d26cbe390d.jpg

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Hey @Pedro99 I have a sharxx blue up her in qld it too over a year to root. Be patient mate it will root up soon. A little bit of moisture can help with rooting your cut. Then once its rooted give it some lime or dolomite and it will help it pup.

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Thanks @sharxx101, I was just being impatient. :wub:

 

You're in qld too? Mate I've lost quite a few up here to some nasty fungus recently! 

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Yeah mate living in Qld for a while now love it. 

 

We have had a massive amount of rain here too makes them prone to fungus and the more north you are the humidity is higher and they don't like it :(

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