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#1 DocOct

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 01:07 PM

So I've had a collection going for a couple years now, some plants I acquired, some plants I have grown from seed. I love all my plants to death. They are my most prized possessions, and have brought me much comfort throughout the years.

So I'm going to post pictures of what I have and what they are and give a back stories on them.

These are my lophophora's9ffb3ae0f9228d87defff6e797063518.jpg

The smaller ones were grown from seed 2 years ago and have endured alot of abuse, but they are hardened off and are working very hard this year968c9539972c2f106348c353ed409599.jpg

This guy was damaged and had to removed but areolas are pupinged6e7b13b6c084f55538419587bdaa47.jpg

His top is now here9fa12f44b69044624bd68fce38a3b034.jpg

Which is with these9c675c1930f3a70d9fbc44d8f2ad22b2.jpg

I also had to save another caespitosa seedling(post hardening) after the cat attacked the poor guys unprovoked, was able to save one lost another though.

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 01:08 PM

This was the one I saveda4ec3841164461cd4aeb56d990c84ac8.jpg

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 01:10 PM

These are some lophophora williamsii that I obtained, I don't know which variant they are though. Time will tell, these won't be getting grafted53db60062d07857bf2d40b3de66b933c.jpg

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 11:21 PM

Nice collection, and some very clean grafting work. 

Were there questions as per the thread title? Regardless, you seem to be doing well with these Doc.......



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:03 PM

I have questions but I'm lineing things up first and fighting off a fungus attacking my ariocarpus fussiratus seedlings... it's a really strong fungus and is very aggressive, keeps following even after transfers... I blame this fungus on to much water and wrong soil mix...

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:04 PM

These are the fussiratus279060582a085e9eb9cb0cbc6953057c.jpg

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:16 PM

Here is a question.

I want to do alot of grafting this summer, I got these pereskiopsis for grafting seedlings. The question I have is how big should I let these guys go before the operation starts.... I wanna graft so much but idk how long I must waitfe4e087d7b4e2d3068e5c028f6e4f52f.jpg

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:17 PM

I think maybe they should be twice as tall and twice as thiccc5fb8176f7f46819ed7b74a16ad51906.jpg

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

No babys in the bucket!!!!AVISO!!!!!!c18ab2138bc163f85871463083887486.jpg

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:24 PM

It all depends on the root system, most people use about 6 inch pieces that have been well rooted.
Those look good to go

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:28 PM

Here is an example of mine, the top that was cut off is growing next to it has doubled in size and is ready to be grafted to. 20190615_190645.jpg
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:24 PM

I have questions but I'm lining things up first and fighting off a fungus attacking my ariocarpus fissuratus seedlings... it's a really strong fungus and is very aggressive, keeps following even after transfers... I blame this fungus on to much water and wrong soil mix...

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With seedlings, you really don't want to use a strong fungicide. The pictures look like nasty stuff, but I can't tell if it started on seedlings, or something organic in the soil. Unfortunately the environment you want for seedlings is also an ideal home for a variety of fungal problems.

 

If that was my pot of fissuratus, I would scoop out the worst circles of white, and start using some safe, natural products.

Sulphur powder is a good anti-fungicide, that could safely be sprinkled on the bad spots. I feel like prevention is a warranted path to follow, and I have used a baking soda solution before with good result. It does not keep well so you would only want to mix what you can use that day, I would keep spraying the seedlings and the soil weekly for a while.

 

The recipe is here:

https://www.epicgard...th-baking-soda/

Ariocarpus Fissuratus is one of my favorite cactus, and it looks like you had a quite good germination. I would personally rather sacrifice a few, to keep the rest fungus free.................

 

The pereskiopsis are ready now, if you have some time, take a couple and top them. Root the top, and the bottom will produse multiple offshoots, giving you more to work with. Boebs has been showing us some impressive grafting result using opuntia, for an alternate.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:04 AM

The white stuff is calcium carbonate sand and dolomite lime, I got rid of the fungle infection, it was light stringy and aggressive but I genocides the infected seedlings along with the seedlings in close proxcimity

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:10 AM

It all depends on the root system, most people use about 6 inch pieces that have been well rooted.
Those look good to go

I think I'll give them another week of root expansion and growths, I want them a little thiccer before I graft. Does perekiopsis stem expand and after it is used as grafting stock?

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:28 PM

you're doing real good, beautiful. outta likes but you deserve some for the pics

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:57 AM

Pereskiopsis stays about a pencil thick, it can get a little thicker, but is only really a temporary root stock

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:01 AM

Pereskiopsis stays about a pencil thick, it can get a little thicker, but is only really a temporary root stock

Would it be a good idea to use pereskiopsis for seedlings, and once they get to big for the pereskiopsis I should move to a larger cactus?

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

Recently found out my san pedro might be a PC pachanoi so I did some grafting on my new slave,bf55e7a9336ac102dadd3762a445cb93.jpg
pereskiopsis getting bigger too, almost time....52ce3cc906c1e9a1a6c9e06a21f76e98.jpg

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

I can't believe this beat up thing recovered from the cats and is already puppingfcf7ea57a5de32e95298157846c2a496.jpgcabdc45145d4a416762179a9cd832afb.jpg

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