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Winter grafting
« on: Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 14:05:44 »
Hi all,

Here are some pictures from my winter-grafts.
Seeds were sown a little over 2 months ago, so most of the grafts are around 1-2 months old now.
They are just starting to show their true caracters.

Many seeds come from members in this forum - I would like to thank you all for your contributions!

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanys X retusus cv. maruibo:




Ariocarpus retusus cv. trefinger:


Astrophytum myriostigma cv. kikko koh-yo:


Ariocarpus retusus cv. cauliflower:






Ariocarpus retusus x fissuratus cv. godzilla:


Ariocarpus fissuratus cv. godzilla:


Ariocarpus fissuratus cv. godzilla royal x coral:


Astrophytum ornatum cv. hannya:


Ariocarpus retusus cv. maruibo cauliflower x cauliflower:


Ariocarpus (scapharostrus x retusus v. pectinatus) x (confusus x scapharostrus):


Ariocarpus retusus cv. cauliflower x fissuratus cv. godzilla:


Ariocarpus fissuratus cv. godzilla D4 x godzilla coral:


Ariocarpus furfuraceus cv. magnificus x (retusus v. pectinatus x scapharostrus):


Ariocarpus retusus cv. cauliflower variegata?


The setup:



Dan

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 19:02:24 »
Great work Dan! Keep it up!
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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 12:22:02 »
Congratulations Dan, good job! ;)
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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 14:21:33 »
Good job, Dan. Very promising Ariocarpus crossings.

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 17:06:52 »
Thank you all!
I will update when the plants get bigger. I have made around 400 grafts this winter, so I hope to see at least a few outstanding cultivars grow up...
Dan

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 19 November 2012 - 00:53:11 »
compliments

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 19 November 2012 - 12:34:31 »
good setting= wonderful hervest!  :)

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - 00:01:26 »
compliments Dan, a greath work, good luck!

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 06:36:54 »
Nice job Dan, I admire your work.

I would like to know a few things about your micro greenhouse and you method

1. Are you using special fluorescent tubes for light or normal ones (are they with special spectrum for plants growing) and how many of them are you using per squared meter?
2. How about the temperature, is there a special device for heating and what is the optimal temperature inside?
3. After how much time are you planning to regraft your plants (I assume that pereskiopsis is not permanent).
4. I can see that you have Pereskiopsis velutina and spathulata. Which one do you think is better?

Thank you for sharing the information.

P.S. I'm trying to find some Ariocarpus cultivares seeds to buy but I can't find any. Do you guys know any source? Thank you.

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 07:34:53 »
Hi Lucian,

Thank you.

1. No, I use normal 36watt ligtning tubes. I don't find any reason to buy the special grow-tubes. Just make sure that you buy normal light tubes in "Cool white" colour.

2. The temperature in the growchamber is only generated from the lights. It gets around 30-35C, so there is no need for extra heating. The setup is places in my basement where the environment is around 15C.

3. I usually regraft in spring - by this time the grafts are still fairly small and easy to handle. When I do this, I leave a little bit of ariocarpus tissue on the stock, so it can shoot out new pups for regrafting next year. However, pereskiopsis can work as a permanent stock, it just slow down the growth after some years.

4. I don't find any difference in the species - they both give the same growth.

I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, then just let me know (:
Dan


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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 12:04:49 »
Thank you very much for the answers Dan, I really appreciate it, keep us updated with the evolution of the plants.

Lucian.

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 21:12:02 »
No problem Lucian, I hope you have good luck with your grafts. Let me know if you have any other questions (:
Dan

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #12 on: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 11:15:32 »
Great work Dan, Arios are very promising!

Here are some of my winter graftings:

Onzuka
Sulcorebutia candiae a pale one, the others are brown-green
Digitostigma caput medusae the same seedling: top half and bottom half grafted upside-down.

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 11:18:31 »
And two more: these are asterias kikko x ornatum. The second one is strange, let's see it in the future!

Andrea.

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 13:31:09 »
Nice work!
How old are the plants?
Dan

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #15 on: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 15:22:53 »
Hi Andrea, great result! The last is very promising, let us review when he grew up.
Carlo

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #16 on: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 15:36:58 »
Hi Dan & Andrea.a

Beautiful grafted plants that look promising.

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #17 on: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 16:19:20 »
great post and photos! compliments guys!
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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #18 on: Friday, 23 November 2012 - 21:36:38 »
Thanks to all!!!

Digitostigma and Sulcorebutia sown 19 07 2012 and grafted 02 08 2012

Onzuka and asterisa kikko x ornatum sown 07 09 2012 and grafted 24 09 2012

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Re: Winter grafting
« Reply #19 on: Sunday, 25 November 2012 - 15:52:56 »
Dan, I have one more question if you don't mind. Are you using the same setup (heat and light) for the sowing too? I know that a temperature over between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius is optimal for a good germination.

Thanks.

Lucian.

 

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