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#21 Guest_jay pheno_*

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:26 PM

woot ,, those looks sweet !!!!

kinda hard to tell how big they are ,,, whats the size of those trichs . 12 inchs tall ?

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:17 PM

woot ,, those looks sweet !!!!

kinda hard to tell how big they are ,,, whats the size of those trichs . 12 inchs tall ?


Not quite, the larger scions are about 8-9 inches tall.

I find leaving them too much longer on the Peres makes them a bit too skinny/top heavy.

Shorter, fatter scions seem to grow better once on their own roots, when it comes to columnar cacti.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:20 PM

Do the pereskiopsis always grow those spikes or are those jut because of the grafting?

Also, do you only use the fluoro lighting for seedlings and grafts?

I believe I asked this before (can't remember the answer), but do you put your's outside at a certain point or do you always use artificial lighting and do you think one could exclusively use fluorescent lighting to grow well established, older cacti without causing etiolation?

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:17 PM

!!!!!!!:amazed::amazed:

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:58 PM

Do the pereskiopsis always grow those spikes or are those jut because of the grafting?

Also, do you only use the fluoro lighting for seedlings and grafts?

I believe I asked this before (can't remember the answer), but do you put your's outside at a certain point or do you always use artificial lighting and do you think one could exclusively use fluorescent lighting to grow well established, older cacti without causing etiolation?


Hi whatcha.

Pereskiopsis do naturally grow spikes/thorns. Mainly they just have glochids when young and grown under artificial light, however I also have some older grafts that have quite large throrns, over one inch in length.

If you are referring to the second last pic, those are new pups forming off the remaining Peruvianus stump.

In answer to your second question, yes, I only use fluorescent lighting for peres grafts, seedling germination and growth over the first year or so.

I believe that fluorescent lighting alone would not be a suitable choice for older cacti and etiolation would definately occur over time.

All of the cacti I degraft get either potted up or sometimes regrafted if they are slow growers like loph's, ario's etc, and placed outside into normal natural growing conditions.

Grafting just gives a good headstart on growth, sometimes cutting years of waiting.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:55 AM

Holy Smoke ! ! ! !

Burger , Brother man ...... thats a beautiful touch you have.
Looks like I should get thing in order and start my hands at grafting as well. Fabulous idea of growing in tubes. My attemps at growing columnar cacti have ALWAYS sufferred from etiolation. Seeing your thread here has inspired me to try once again.

After planting the rooted grafts is where I run into the problems. Light , temp. , humidity for inside growing are where I need to hone my skills for sure. Living in the Eastern US ...we have to bring them inside . And this is where I run into problems.

Any tips for inside growing year round or even during the "cool" season here in the middle eastern half of the country. THANK YOU for sharing this with us. I'm grateful for your knowledge and willingness.

Peace and many Blessings,
LSD

P.S. - I agree ..... A*chive Ma*erial indeed !!!!!! :eusa_clap

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:16 PM

Sorry guys, kind of forgot about this thread. :gah:

Thought I would bump it with a few progress pics.

As you can see, plenty of new growth has formed on the Trichocereus stumps, and will be removed again soon.

The Pasacana, being a slower grower, is still on the peres and doing well.

I also included a couple of pics of the original Peruvianus that were degrafted. They have been potted up for some time now, growing in full sun and loving it. :D

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#28 MagikF

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:09 AM

You collection is just awe inspiring for a noob and something to strive for!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:16 AM

:bow: very nice!

#30 cactus jack

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:52 AM

you have a lot of cool stuff going on burger. Are you a pro , or just a hobbyist?

#31 cubpedro

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:15 AM

Thanks for the update - they look like they're coming along real good man.:bow:

#32 Burger

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for checking out my thread guys.

#33 MagikF

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:28 AM

Awesome thread as usual.

#34 fucgubarn

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:34 PM

Very very nice!
i would now graft some various ariocarpus on those trichocereus ;))))

#35 mav360

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:39 PM

really beutiful cacti there and a nice informative thread.

just one question earlier in the post you had mentioned that flouresent ligting wasnt good enough have you ever tried hid lighting and what spectrum would be best if you have?

i only ask because ive retired from using my hid's and hydro setup because i was using it for things that get me in trouble but i cant get in trouble for pedro growing and all this expensive equipment just sits in storage i also live were its not always nice enough for cacti so was thinking indoors would be best.

Thanks for anymore info.

#36 tenjin

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:41 PM

Great thread and archive worthy! (maybe merge the degrafting one too for the vaults) :)
This is inspiring, hope to be able to have success like that.

#37 rockawayrooms

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:55 PM

Outstanding bro,TY for sharing ur work with us!!!:bow:

#38 kasimir

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:30 PM

For my next project I'm am going to attempt using multiple Pereskiopsis stocks on a single Lophophora button to see what happens

Lol ! 2 peres for 1 button, more ?
If it works you would have an average growth of the lopho !!


just one question earlier in the post you had mentioned that flouresent ligting wasnt good enough have you ever tried hid lighting and what spectrum would be best if you have?

That interest me too.


Another thread that show us the king of the graft !!!

I have a question, approximately, how many cacti do you have ? :teeth:

Edited by kasimir, 24 March 2010 - 05:55 PM.


#39 djpotential

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:25 PM

absolutely amazing burger....Im itching for all my tricho's to germinate at the moment. Too bad i only have 3 small peres :((((

#40 SharkieJones

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:33 PM

Burger I love your posts.




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