HomeGalleryFAQRegisterLog in
Latest topics
» Romanian Online Journal - Xerophilia
by eduart Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:37 am

» Is this Opuntia ficus-indica ?
by RoseM Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:31 pm

» Wanted: Pereskia Aculeata (Not Godseffiana)
by EightySeven Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:02 pm

» White spots on my cacti
by cactgustim Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:11 pm

» Problem with cacti
by nzivanovic Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:58 pm

» Free continual trading thread
by chris86 Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:54 pm

Share | 

 cutting out Hylocereus areolas

View previous topic View next topic Go down 

Number of posts : 8
Location : sydney
Registration date : 2009-12-17

PostSubject: cutting out Hylocereus areolas   Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:49 pm

Hello all

Over the summer break i've successfully put down about 350+ grafts onto Hylocereus undatus. However I did not remove any of the areolas. I do see new growth coming out of the areolas but the scions are attached and growing. So I don't really see the need for removing them. In fact when new growth does occur i usually attempt to graft another seedling onto it so I've got 2 or 3 per rootstock.

I've read a couple times online that removing them will force all the nutrients into the scion. Does anyone have any experience with grafting onto this rootstock with and without removing areolas?

To be honest, i would think that a fast growing rootstock wouldn't have any problems with supplying multiple slow growing scions with all the nutrients it could handle but that is just me...

Back to top Go down

Number of posts : 9
Location : Townsville, NQLD
Registration date : 2011-03-24

PostSubject: Re: cutting out Hylocereus areolas   Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:26 pm

Personally I wouldnt bother - as you said, hylocereus are very fast growing. Cutting the areoles out is likely to either kill the stock or cause it to pup profusely. I would just cut pups off as you see them or graft onto the pups
Back to top Go down
cutting out Hylocereus areolas
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Have for trade or SSAE Hylocereus megalanthus
» Need Help on Cutting off Sprouts
» My Preciouses... Introducing the Silhouette Cameo Digital cutting tool
» Something cutting off pepper leaves?
» Best medium for rooting a cutting

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Australian Cacti Forum :: - :: Specialist Cultivation-
Jump to: