Grafting Cacti

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
Does anybody want some cuttings in the spring? Otherwise I'm going to have to give them away locally or throw them away. Let me know and I'll make sure I have some for mailing in late March or so.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I've been doing some grafting (Pereskiopsis spathulata stock). The first few attempts failed probably because the scions weren't active enough and also I probably used an older part of the stem. I've done some more and the first two are definitely growing. The others are at least showing some growth attaching the scion to the understock. Now I'm growing some more seedlings to graft: Aztekium/Blossfeldiana/Strombocactus and more slow growers soon.
 

Olivera

Carnivore
I've been doing some grafting (Pereskiopsis spathulata stock). The first few attempts failed probably because the scions weren't active enough and also I probably used an older part of the stem. I've done some more and the first two are definitely growing. The others are at least showing some growth attaching the scion to the understock. Now I'm growing some more seedlings to graft: Aztekium/Blossfeldiana/Strombocactus and more slow growers soon.
Sounds interesting,you must be very skilful!
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I made up a solution with IBA and BAP 1 mg each in 10 ml. after looking up hormones for Cactus grafting. I'm not sure if it helps but I've grafted 5 little seedlings of Melocactus in the last few days, fingers crossed.
Also there were 2 people who wanted Pereskiopsis cuttings. See my giveaway thread and remind me who you are. Hopefully shipping in May, if it warms up!
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
Never throw seeds or bits of plants away! I bought a lot of Cacti seeds, decorative/odd/slow growing. A lot of the seeds didn't germinate. Rather than throwing them away, I threw them in one of the Pereskiopsis pots. It's been maybe 2-3 months later and I just noted that about 8 seeds are growing, they all look like one species of Cactus. :D
 
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