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PostSubject: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:28 am

Hi all,
I am about to graft a number of A. caput-medusae (onto multiple types of root stock), and as this is a species that I have not done before, any suggestions, hints or tips that might help me along? I am going to try at least 2 onto Pereskiopsis, what would be the best way to fasten the scions onto those? Thanks in Advance. As I go along, I can also post pics to show progress or failures. (Hopefully much more success then the failure!).
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:51 pm

Ixoxi, there is nothing special with grafting ACM seedlings on Pereskiopsis or Selenicereus.
As long as they are young, you dont have to fasten the scions. Keep them moist for 3-5 days (like any other graft), for example put a bottle over the pot.
You may even cut the ACM-seedling in half and graft both parts.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:54 pm

Thank you, and great idea about making each seedling into 2 grafts!
I will post pictures as I go along, Thanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Nice pic Torro Very Happy


I find it depends how big the seedlings you are going to graft are, for seedlings less than 6 months I would use nothing at all besides the sap/juice of each plant. The sap will create enough grip to hold the scion in place.

For older seedlings I use thin cloth attached at each end small sinkers.


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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:35 pm

I'll be doing a whole tray of them, under 6 months old, and mostly onto Pereskiopsis, though a few will be on other root stock for comparison.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:28 pm

Sorry I forgot ... I only graft seedlings which are some days old.
There is no need to wait so long. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:55 pm

Pictures from me:

Hello,

today I will show you my vegetativ graftings from acm.
I have 9 different clons, from this I make grafts and seeds every year.
With this article, I will show you my work this year 2010.


graftings from spring 2011 on bigger F. glaucescens, clon 1-3

few months later:





you can see the first:



the next graftings, august 2011. New clons from köhres:



A slowly plant from the same grafting in spring 2011:


autumn 2011:
the numbers on the labels are the clon numbers





Now, the first plants are ready to sale - they are all away from this year. I keep a few plants for the mother asset flexible-carnose and the tuberkels of acm can better drive out after 1-2 months after grafting.

I hope I can show you some of my grafting.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:57 pm

you also should look at this very interesting thread:http://www.kakteenforum.com/t1910-pfropfversuche-mit-acms

And now....(all the same plant! - a example)

1 Months after grafting:


3 Months after grafting:


6 Months after grafting - with the first flower-bud:
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:00 am

Thank you for this wonderful post. This gives me something to aim for. I have been studying all the advanced grafting teks I can find. What are you using for root stock?
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:52 am

Ferocactus glaucescens! The best stock for acm grafting!
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:09 am

Thanks for the write up Echinopsis. Never heard of people using Ferocactus as a stock plant, growth looks good Smile

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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:05 am

Echinopsis, when you graft onto the Ferocactus glaucescens, do you put anything onto the open cuts to keep it from drying out? Or do you keep it in a humid environment instead? If so, how do you bring it to normal humidity? Thank you again!
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:44 am

Hello!

No, I didn`t doe anything like this! I doesn`t drying out!
I put it warm, so the interface get dry!
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:25 pm

Interesting to see the use of Ferocactus glaucescens as a grafting stock Echinopsis. Like HN, I have never heard of that. Seems to work extremely well for the ACM grafts.

Have you any progress reports/pics IXOXI?
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:45 pm

Yes, the first set of grafts are healing up nice, haven't lost any yet, and I have measured growth in one of them already. I'll do pictures tomorrow. Also I have acquired a number of the ferocacti for later trials using it for grafting.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:28 pm

Sounds like you're all set and ready to go. Good to hear. Look forward to seeing those pics. Like to hear more of your adventures with the Ferocactus grafting. This has certainly piqued my interest.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:31 pm

I can't seem to find page 2 of this posting, it fails to load
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:22 am

IXOXI, I had the same problem but it appears to be fixed now Smile

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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:33 pm

Same here, but I can see it now.

Very strange...
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:28 am

Ok, tried a few different things and finally it's working correctly Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:47 am

Ok, update time. I did a whole series of grafting techniques on these, including using the root half of the seedling in some of the grafts, and some of these have multiple sections of the seedlings on different branches of the peres. In total there's over 100 grafted plants here. This is a panorama photo of the ACM / peres graft forest.

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I'll keep track here of the failure rates of the different kinds of grafts as time goes on.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:36 am

Ok, time for an update. I have lost about 15% of these since I started. However the ones that are growing are doing so by leaps and bounds. This is a photo of the most advanced one, mind you these were seeds in November, and grafted in January.



I'd say they are going along well. This one has 4 tubercles, the smallest is just coming out.
Later this year, I may trade a few of them, as I have over 80 now.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:38 am

A quick note on the size of this, it measures over 6cm! I just couldn't hold the calipers still for the photo.
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:44 pm

That is an awesome result! Well done mate!
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PostSubject: Re: About to graft some A. caput-medusae   Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:34 pm

Thanks, I am working on growing a whole tray of Aztekiums as well. Those are next up.
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