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jbz711

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Rootstock throwing pups
« on: April 06, 2020, 01:09:11 AM »

So last week the temperature in my greenhouse spiked over a hundred and I decided it was time to start fertilizing the cacti for the season. I noticed earlier today that the rootstock from my first successful graft is throwing off a pup.  Is this something I should be concerned about, or should do something about?
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Shamichael

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Re: Rootstock throwing pups
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 04:42:56 PM »

Usually you have to cut off a few pups before the stock goes full on pumping it's energy into the scion.

This is a small stock so I would cut it out, but sometimes I will let it grow for a  few weeks and then I root it for another small stock.

You definitely don't want to just leave it growing or it will take all of the energy and defeats the purpose of the graft.
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