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Offline xahorhum

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How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« on: Monday, 11 June 2012 - 15:48:02 »
Hello guys,

question is in the title.

My idea is to begin with seedlings grafted on selenicereus or pereskiopis and after make a transfer onto Ferocactus.

Can you please tell me what is the environment i should keep ? By hot temperature ? dry ? humid ?

Thanks for your comments on that.

Xavier

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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 - 18:11:17 »
i think you can treat it as echinopsis multiplex... for echinopsis I use an environment quite warm, at least 25 °C, and dry with no problems, if the scion is ok.  you can water the stock and the scion 4-5 days before the graft, and 4-5 days after the graft, putting it in a shady place for about a week more or so.

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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 22 July 2012 - 16:38:52 »
hello, here there are some recent grafts on ferocactus glaucescens.
the scions are offsets of 1-2 cm and they attach very well on this stock.
We do not have big experience but we'll see the growth rate during the next months.



it's a little longer than other stock to prepare fero for grafting but it's ok.
we firstly cut all the spines on the middle of the plant, then we put the pot on the side and cut the plant.
If you cut too near the apex the ribs are still divided, so I suggest do cut near the central part.
compared to other stock they are more thick to cut and they need a sharp knife.
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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 27 March 2015 - 18:22:05 »
Hi,

Do you keep top part of the cut for further rooting? I read an advice not to keep it because of possibility of virus; and frankly I believe such type of plant cloning will cause unexpected "death" after few clones; Pereskiopsis is an exception, but let's see it in few centuries :)

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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 27 March 2015 - 18:44:42 »
Hello and welcome! No, we do not keep the upper part for rooting, the large surface could be easily affected by virus
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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - 13:26:56 »
Hello all,

I usually grafted on Pereskiopsis and Selenicereus sp.. Now, i have to admit more on Selenicereus sp.. I think they help the graft to keep an harmonious growth compared to Pereskiopsis sp. which could deform the graft.

Last year, i degrafted some interesting specimens and i let them dry for approximately 2 months in my kitchen.

After i placed them in an aquarium filled with wet gravels and what was my surprise this week when i saw that all of them made huge roots.

So my question. I'm living in BE and find definitive interesting graft is not so easy due to the wet and cold weather we could have.

So finally, why not reroot all of your grafted plants ? Is it something, you are use to ?

Many thanks for your answer.

With Best Regards,
Xavier 

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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 02 April 2015 - 23:19:11 »
Hi,

I bought in local store few Ferocactus, it looks like Ferocactus Chrysacanthus Rubrispinus or Ferocactus Emoryi (not sure); can I use it as a graft? We have nursery for those here in Ontario; store prices are $4 for 5cm-7cm diameter plants

Thank you for previous responses!

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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 19 June 2015 - 21:18:14 »
Anyone?

I think it is Ferocactus Emoryi, and I grafted on it recently rare Ariocarpus tubercle and it look helthy

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Re: How to graft on Ferocactus ?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 25 June 2015 - 22:49:28 »
hello! usually fero glaucescens is used as rootstock, could you please post a photo of the graft?
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