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Author Topic: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?  (Read 1524 times)

The Clam

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Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« on: October 03, 2016, 06:59:27 am »

Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
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cactusmuncher

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Re: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 07:19:26 am »

Theoretically yes for sure the graft would take quite easily. I don't see why you would want to though. I think it's far easier to just mix up some nice cactus soil mix and keep it on its own roots. I grow in zone 7a in Fox Farms soil heavily cut with perlite, and I typically don't have any problems. And mine are indoors mind you.
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The Clam

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Re: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 09:04:37 am »

Oh okay, thanks for the info. I kinda got scared after hearing a lot of bridgesii horror storys and its got me asking a lot of questions.
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Re: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 09:08:59 am »

 I have never had any problems with bridges either

i think it primary a problem with people that like to push the bounds of whats possible, or just overwater
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Re: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 10:01:56 pm »

I have never had any problems with bridges either

i think it primary a problem with people that like to push the bounds of whats possible, or just overwater

Oh okay, how often do you water?
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Re: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 05:38:43 am »

I have never had any problems with bridges either

i think it primary a problem with people that like to push the bounds of whats possible, or just overwater

Oh okay, how often do you water?

I let mother nature take care of that 99% of the time

Only in a extended drought, many times I even move them indoors to avoid the rain.  Im in S NY the growing seasons can be quite variable hear
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Re: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 02:58:44 am »

I have never had any problems with bridges either

i think it primary a problem with people that like to push the bounds of whats possible, or just overwater

Oh okay, how often do you water?

I let mother nature take care of that 99% of the time

Only in a extended drought, many times I even move them indoors to avoid the rain.  Im in S NY the growing seasons can be quite variable hear
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I would say it depends largely on the area you are growing them in and the time of year. In S California during summer time we water smaller specimen about once a week and larger ones about once a month. Near the winter time we either never water them or if it has been dry about once a month.

Good luck with your grow!
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Re: Could you graft a T bridgesii to a san pedro to avoid rot?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 08:08:53 pm »

I've grown my fair share of both types of cacti and never had any real problems with root rot from T. bridgesii and I treated them identical to my pachanoi. Now, I did have a variegated pachanoi on its own roots that suffered a little root rot. Thus, I had my children graft a few portions to a non-variegated specimens.
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