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Trichocereus Bridgesii on Pereskiopsis ready for degrafting.


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#1 Burger

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:07 PM

Here are some of my Bridgesii grafts.

They are exactly 11 months old from seed and will be getting degrafted very soon to grow on their own roots.

Pereskiopsis truely is an amazing plant :bow:

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:12 PM

Is it worth doing this with bridgesii?Seems like you got some amazing growth in 11 months.

i have pan of about 100 right now, that are about a month old.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:24 PM

Is it worth doing this with bridgesii?Seems like you got some amazing growth in 11 months.

i have pan of about 100 right now, that are about a month old.

Is it worth it? Definately!

Like you said, the growth rate is amazing, if that isn't reason enough I don't know what is :)

They are bigger than my 2 year old seed grown bridgesii

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:31 PM

How big, or how long do they have to be growing before you can graft them on a Pereskiopsis?

Mine are mostly about 1/4-1/3 of an inch tall. Some of the later germs are smaller, and some of the Torches are really short and fat


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:00 PM

How big, or how long do they have to be growing before you can graft them on a Pereskiopsis?


Unlike alot of others, I like to graft my seedlings when they are a bit older/larger, after they have been hardened off slightly.

There is a more defined vascular ring, the seedlings are less prone to manhandling and don't dehydrate as easily. The cacti you see pictured were grafted at about 5-6 months old from seed, but were still quite small. Any size seedling could be grafted as long as it can sit properly on the stock without falling off.

You could probably graft them anywhere from one month old on imo.

Here are a few pics of them in their earlier stages of growth.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:24 PM

awesome. I just found a good tutorial about grafting seedlings, too. It answered all my questions except that one.

Hopefully i can find a local shop with pereskiopsis,

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:54 PM

Hopefully i can find a local shop with pereskiopsis,


Its not usually hard to get hold of.

You will only need one cutting to get you going, just propagate the hell out of it :)

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:22 AM

I'm excited:cacti:

I get bored when i don't have anything to transplant, or propagate. Seems like this will keep me more than busy for while.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:58 AM

Just finishing degrafting these babies.

I will let them heal/callous for a week then pot them up. :headbang:

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:50 AM

Nice work man! Thats some rapid growth! :amazed:

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:52 AM

very cool, burger! i plan the same thing with my new macrogonus seedlings, as soon as i find some peres. how do you keep your pereskiopsis stocks with the graft? do they need full sun or is a nice windowsill with part shade enough for them to grow and support the graft?

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:51 PM

What a trip! I would have never believed that possible. I thought the weight would have broken the pereskiopsis. Thats too cool.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:46 AM

very cool, burger! i plan the same thing with my new macrogonus seedlings, as soon as i find some peres. how do you keep your pereskiopsis stocks with the graft? do they need full sun or is a nice windowsill with part shade enough for them to grow and support the graft?


Thanks guys.

teesus, all of my Peres plants and grafts are grown under fluorescent lighting.

They prefer bright low intensity light to produce healthy grow suitable for grafting.

They burn easily in full sun and produce woody stems, which is not what you want.

If you choose to grow them without artificial lighting, a well lit/partially shaded area should be fine as long as temps are not too cold.

Goodluck with your Macrogonus seedlings.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:54 AM

What a trip! I would have never believed that possible. I thought the weight would have broken the pereskiopsis. Thats too cool.


The Peres is actually quite strong.

I degrafted them when I did because they were starting to get top heavy and were ready to fall over, although a bit more growth could probably be achieved by staking them upright.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:46 AM

I have to say this is amazing growth, do/did you have them under artificial lights? or sunlight?

If so what sorta lights. and schedule.

Thanks for the wonderful thread!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:58 PM

I believe he said all his peres and grafts are under fluorescent lighting, so probably cfl's would be great, but no expert here, so more details on Burger's lighting setup would be awesome..

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:01 PM

I believe he said all his peres and grafts are under fluorescent lighting, so probably cfl's would be great, but no expert here, so more details on Burger's lighting setup would be awesome..



i secound that :bow: how many lights , watts ,etc,, ??

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:14 PM

I would also like a little more info on the lighting used here. I have new found love for cactus. Great thread to.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:15 PM

Wow, they look so magical. Almost like they're glowing.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

Im glad I found this thread. i plan on grafting some bergessii to some cuttings I just got. Those pics are inspiring. :eusa_clap




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