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Trichocereus Bridgesii on Pereskiopsis ready for degrafting.


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#41 Guest_jay pheno_*

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:18 AM

dude,when I saw this thread I immediately created a user id for this forum,nice work!I have a question as I'm a noob cacti grower,can I graft a pedro to a macrogonus?:cacti:



yes you could , :eusa_danc


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:13 AM

dude,when I saw this thread I immediately created a user id for this forum,nice work!I have a question as I'm a noob cacti grower,can I graft a pedro to a macrogonus?:cacti:


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Glad you signed up. :headbang:

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:09 AM

I grafted 2 Bridgesii to Peres because of this thread using the "impale Method"

Lets hope the grafts take...

So Burger.. If I let the stumps fromt he cuts pup and use those for grafts to Pereskiopsis in the future, is this an issue at all?

Thanks,:cacti::cacti::cacti::cacti::cacti:

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:01 PM

I grafted 2 Bridgesii to Peres because of this thread using the "impale Method"

Lets hope the grafts take...

So Burger.. If I let the stumps fromt he cuts pup and use those for grafts to Pereskiopsis in the future, is this an issue at all?

Thanks,:cacti::cacti::cacti::cacti::cacti:


Way to go prism1234 :cool:

I will have my fingers crossed for your grafts bro...Keep us updated :headbang:


Any re-growth could likely be grafted back onto Peres while still small/young....

More advanced re-growth would probably benifit from being potted-up to go-it alone.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:04 PM

Could you please explain the "impale Method" prism?

Is it the same as a wedge graft?

Cheers...

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:08 PM

You basically sharpen the pere then make a lil hole in the bottom of the bridgesii cutting and shove the Pere inside the bridgesis...

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:40 PM

yes you could , :eusa_danc


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thanks guys!!

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:37 AM

Here are some current pics of how the grafts are going.

The regrowth is still going strong :)

I think I under-estimated the Pereskiopsis' ability to continue to support these grafts as well as they have, for as long as they have.

I wasn't expecting such vigor after the original grafts were removed.

Maybe I can get a third round out of them? :D

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:50 AM

Ok i don't know jack about cacti but am very interested in growing some since the alkaloid content is something that I have desired for a long time. Could you just explain the basics of grafting, or more to the point of how it actually benefits growth?

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:17 AM

Ok i don't know jack about cacti but am very interested in growing some since the alkaloid content is something that I have desired for a long time. Could you just explain the basics of grafting, or more to the point of how it actually benefits growth?


Hey smilinjack.

When the roots of a faster growing cacti like Pereskiopsis is used, slower growing seedlings can grow alot faster when grafted to it.

The rootstock (Pereskiopsis in this case) is a naturally fast growing cacti, it uptakes water and nutrients fast and passes it on the the seedling, making it grow fast as well.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:21 AM

Cool that is good to know. I am going to make an attempt at growing some pedro from seed so I think I will get the hang of that before I attempt any grafting but the knowledge is good to have thanks.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:36 AM

These guys are still putting on weight....

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#53 Guest_jay pheno_*

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:50 AM

im truely inspired by you thread here ,,

really seems like the way to go .. :bow::bow::bow::bow:


You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Burger again. ,, bummer id have given you more ,

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:35 PM

Bridgesii porn :headbang:

#55 Ferretious

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:49 AM

Wow! They look, like, so top heavy!:cool:

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:15 AM

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.

Hey Burger, How do you attach the seedling so it won't move or fall off? It sounded like you just balance them on top. Cool stuff man!!

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:02 AM

Hey Burger, How do you attach the seedling so it won't move or fall off? It sounded like you just balance them on top. Cool stuff man!!



not sure how he does it ,,
but they kinda just stick together , i think the sap acts like glue sorta
ive seen folks use safety pins ,

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:56 PM

Wow! They look, like, so top heavy!:cool:


Yes, they are very top heavy, and can fall over quite easily if care isn't taken when handling/watering them.

I'm going to degraft them all again soon and see what happens in the way of more regrowth.

Hey Burger, How do you attach the seedling so it won't move or fall off? It sounded like you just balance them on top. Cool stuff man!!




Yes, the seedlings, while still very small, were basically just cut in half and carefully postiioned on top of the cut Pereskiopsis.

They have be left totally undisturbed for the first week or two, so they can heal without falling off. High humidity and warmth are provided during this time.

Like jay mentioned, the sap from the Peres is slightly sticky and does act like a glue to some degree.

Once they have healed, they fuse together to from a solid union, which is surprisingly very strong.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for the info guys. I am about to do my first few grafts as soon as my Pereskiopsis arrives. I have #5, 3 month old Lophs that should work well. I have two larger Lophs that I will try to put on a San Pedro. But from your pictures it looks like the Pereskiopsis will grow at a much faster rate than the Pedro. ANd those pictures are something beautiful!

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the info guys. I am about to do my first few grafts as soon as my Pereskiopsis arrives. I have #5, 3 month old Lophs that should work well. I have two larger Lophs that I will try to put on a San Pedro. But from your pictures it looks like the Pereskiopsis will grow at a much faster rate than the Pedro. ANd those pictures are something beautiful!


Three month old Loph's should be perfect for Pereskiopsis :thumbup:


Pereskiopsis is the fastest stock I have used for seedlings.
Though more advanced Loph's would perform better in the long term on pedro or other forms of Trichocereus sp.




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