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New Wisdom

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Re: Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2013, 10:41:49 pm »

It's mostly just to stop the callusing.  Don't put it in between the stock and scion either. If you do the vaseline thing then you don't need to put it in a humidity chamber.
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Re: Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 03:36:15 am »

This thread is a work in progress, but i'm just about done now.  I have added a lot to the original posts.  Please take a look. There is tons of great information. :)

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Re: Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 06:10:27 am »

Impressive collection of cacti grafting information to say the least, I will definitely refer to the info you've provided when I finally have the time to germinate some cacti seeds for seedling grafts!

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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2013, 04:09:59 pm »

Wow, what an excellent guide, New Wisdom.  I learned more from the definitions and directions in the OP than from any other source I've ever stumbled on.  Great to have it in such clearly written language, and to have something to refer to when you have a question cause your old brain doesn't retain info like it used to.   :)

Many thanks for the time and effort in organizing and typing this post!  Makes me want to try my hand at Lophs from seed...something I never considered before since I was under the misapprehension it would take two decades to have a sizeable cacti.  This forum has really opened my eyes to reality!  Plus 1 for New Wisdom!!!

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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2013, 08:03:39 pm »

You are welcome Shpongle Lover!  Thanks for appreciating it!
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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2013, 03:10:02 am »

Thanks again for posting this. I just pulled the tape off my first impale graft and it seems to be on there pretty good. I'm pretty sure it took.
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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2013, 04:00:45 am »

Thanks again for posting this. I just pulled the tape off my first impale graft and it seems to be on there pretty good. I'm pretty sure it took.

Yay!!!  This is why I posted it.  Thanks for using it.  Now I know it's fulfilling it's purpose.
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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2013, 05:56:45 am »

How long does it normally take before you notice new growth on seedling grafts?
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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2013, 11:42:09 pm »

Well i will usually see a new areole pop out a week after it goes under my light.  First I'll notice that it puffs up, then I see the new areole pop out.  And it will usually start changing colors too.
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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2013, 03:42:02 am »

Looks like my first Loph to Perskiopsis took.  Thanks again, New Wisdom.  Couldn't have done it without the assistance of your guide.

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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2013, 05:46:30 am »

Looks like my first Loph to Perskiopsis took.  Thanks again, New Wisdom.  Couldn't have done it without the assistance of your guide.

S.L.

You are welcome, but please keep in mind that these are not my original ideas. It is just compiled information that many other great cactiholics have discovered.

I'm glad it took!
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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2013, 10:30:27 am »

You are too humble.  That post took a monumental effort to compile and organize. Just wanted to say thanks.

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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2013, 06:35:37 pm »

I just preformed my first Impale style cactus graft between a pereskiopsis and a ~1 year old bridgesii, it's in the dark now so only time will tell if the scion takes to the stock :) I've left plenty of areoles on the roots the scion was cut from so hopefully it will pop out another pup, I'm pretty confident the top of the pere I cut will root ;)

Pictures to come once it can come back into the light!

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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2014, 04:16:50 pm »

Hi All,

I have some questions about grafting T. bridgesii to T. pachanoi:

1) Can mid-section scions be grafted successfully? or do the scions need to be tips?

2) Does anyone keep the grafts in plastic bags for a few days? I saw this in a youtube video but was unsure if this is a standard practice with T. pachanio grafting stock.

3) Is it ok to graft to unrooted stock and then later get it to root?

4) What are the first signs that a graft took to T. pachanoi stock?

Thanks,
Hcc
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Re: My take on grafting cactus.
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2014, 07:21:53 pm »

1. Yes you can graft mid sections. You can graft just about anything. Areoles, a half of a trich seedling sliced vertically in half, upside down scion, sideways scion, ect ect ect...

2. I only use humidity with young, small seedlings no matter what I'm grafting on.  With older plants I don't though.

3. Yes you can do this. It's usually only done with very fast rooting stock though from what I've seen.

4. With any graft it's universal. Before the graft takes the scion usually goes soft/shrivels. When the graft starts to take the scion will firm back up and then new growth will start showing up.
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