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Offline eve

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Curious pics of grafted plants
« on: Friday, 20 January 2012 - 17:53:41 »
Not really cultivars, but all the same interesting! I saw these Arios at the ELK in Belgium.
Can anybody explain to me why they developed this spherical form? Is it due to a special grafting method or just overfeeding?

   
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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 20 January 2012 - 19:38:13 »
it is normal with kothsc... they usually grow round until they suffocate the stock.. if the stock is not buried but high.. a lot of plants does the same...
a big stock make them offset a lot...

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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 20 January 2012 - 19:43:17 »
So in this case the stock will die and the Astros will reroot?
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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 21 January 2012 - 00:07:43 »
arios can reroot.. but you have to have some skills.. i am not an expert...

if you cut the stock very low and put it into gravel maybe they could stay on it for some years...

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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 21 January 2012 - 00:20:46 »
Sorry, maybe I was misleading, those plants are not mine  ;) I generally prefer plants on own roots and anyway I lack the skills...
Thank you for your comment, I understand that it would be possible to reroot them
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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 21 January 2012 - 17:06:17 »
i don't want to be misunderstood. not quite obvious to reroot.. really hard indeed...

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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 21 January 2012 - 20:50:30 »

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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 21 January 2012 - 23:22:43 »
I use a method to make a own-root blocked kotschoubeyanus.
Use a hylocereus as grafting stock and making a blocked kotschoubeyanus.
Degraft with a short vascular-bandle of hylocereus and buried the vascular-bandle into the soil (removed soft tissue of hylocereus)
Roots come out from the vascular-bandle initially and the scion relies on the roots.
Since hylocereus is not a parmanet stock, the vasclar-bandle dies later but roots come out from the scion before that.
If you used a short parmanent stock, roots have never come out the scion.
This photo is kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde, set up rooting in 2006.

I have testing an other root stock, pereskiopsis.
I set 4 plants last year and add 10 more plants in this year.
The photo is one of 4 plants.


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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 22 January 2012 - 01:24:39 »
Frank, please can you explain to me, what 'blocked' astro means? your plants look much better than the ones i saw at ELK!
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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 22 January 2012 - 06:21:11 »
eve

Blocked kotschoubeyanus means multi-head scion as shown on several photos in this topic.
Seedlings of kotschoubeyanus are nornally a single head.
If you wanted to make a multi-head plant, you need grafting.

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Re: Curious pics of grafted plants
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, 22 January 2012 - 08:31:10 »
I see, thank you Frank! I appreciate very much that you give so many detailed infos  :D
eve

 

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