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Lophofan's collection/introduction
« on: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 00:13:58 »
Hey everyone! I just looked through your wonderful forum and decided to join.  I grow cacti of all kinds, but I'm mostly into mutant clones/cool cultivars.  I grow Astrophytum, ariocarpus, trichocereus, lophophora, coryphantha, echinocereus, mammillaria, pelecyphora, sulcorbutia, ortegocactus, obregonia, and lots of other species from seed. 

I have recently become VERY interested in some of the ariocarpus cultivars like Godzilla and Cauliflower (ect...) and all of the hybrids of them, but unfortunately I have not been able to find a source for those seeds anywhere!!  Where do you guys get your ariocarpus cultivar seeds from? Is there a supplier for these? They seem to not be anywhere! Lol!!

Anyways, I just wanted to introduce myself here!  I will be posting pictures of my collection when I get home. 

Thanks for allowing me to join and I look forward to getting to know you all.



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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 06:06:06 »
 :oHere are those pictures I promised.

Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose crest  (TBMC)


Trichocereus pachanoi crest (TPC)


Flowering L. williamsii


Grafted Astrophytum caput-medusae. Still very young.


Grafted T. terscheckii seedling


Grafted Mixed cultivar Astrophytum mix.  From a mixed japanese cultivar seed pack.  It looks like some kind of myriostigma to me or something.


Pure albino T. boliviensis seedling. Stoked about this one.


T. pachanoi quasi-crest x T. pachanoi monstrose.  It is almost spinless and it's growth point is kind of crested.


Another one from that bunch.  It gets about 100% monstrose.


T. pachanoi monstrose x SS02. This was cresting and now it is double headed. It should be interesting to see what happens with it.


Here's my indoor grafting set up. I use it for my pereskiopsis grafting. I have a few other stations too for seedlings and new grafts.  Then I grow the more established plants outdoors in pots.
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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 20:18:13 »
Hum, for some reason I see nothing between l. williamsii and artificial lighing setup...

As for the first pic: lucky you. T. bridgesii is my favorite stock, so I had quite a lot offsets / cuttings but I never got even a monstrose, not to mention any cristate. I'm envious :)

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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 21 February 2014 - 23:08:17 »
I'll try and fix them.  Thanks for letting me know.

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 19:43:50 »
I guess I'll just upload these pictures directly onto the forum.  I was having issues with it before but i'll try again.

A. retusus
L. williamsii caespitosa
L. decipiens
T. bridgesii monstrose (back) T. bridgesii monstrose crest (front)

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 20:10:21 »
Mammillaria spinosissima
Mammillaria gracilis fragilis
Mammillaria perezdelarosae
Myrtillocalycium polyp (chimera)

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 20:21:02 »
Melocactus azureus
Euphorbia flanagani
Aztekium riterii
L. williamsii flowering

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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 20:29:02 »
Can you see all the photos on the first post with pictures now?

A. retusus
L. williamsii caespitosa variegata
T. bridgesii Melted Wax (semi-monstrose)
Vertical graft (lophophora)

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 21:22:55 »
Another picture of the verticle graft.

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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 15:14:47 »
welcome.
some good plants in this post! congrats!

just a question. why do you have a grafted T. terscheckii ? i use it as a rootstock in my experimenting. it is slow growing, but i can't get what you are looking for, grafting it on peresk!

thanks for the kind answer and again welcome on board!  :)

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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 23:01:02 »
I grew it from seed. Put it on there to speed up growth.  That is only 3 months old and it's non grafted siblijngs are not even past 1cm yet.
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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 01:32:42 »
Here's a couple cool looking astro seedlings.  The first two pictures are of one from a mixed japanese cultivar pack.  It is pupping out of almost every areole and is very young. On it's own roots.

The second one is from A. myriostigma quadricostatum variegated seeds.  It is like a siamese twin. Twoheads coming out of one body.
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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 14:04:16 »
Much better, I can see clearly now :)

How successful you are in vertical grafts? I tried several times but I never got any success. I guess I was doing something wrong but didn't have anyone to ask. Or anyone willing to answer.

Thanks :)

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 17:08:33 »
I've been getting about 80% success with them, but not all of them have started growing after they took, a lot of them just kinda stalled. About 70% of the ones that take start growing. One piece of advice I can give that seemed to help a ton was to save the leaf off the areole, slice it in half vertically, and then put the juices that come out of the leaf on the wound of the scion. I guess it helps facilitate the fusing of the connective tissues or something. I noticed better success rates when I started doing that.

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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 28 February 2014 - 18:56:20 »
Hm, I've never tried juices on seedlings, only on older seedlings or small cuttings. Will give it a try.

Reason why I tried 'side grafting' was because I still have 0 success with small seedlings. So I thought they might take if I graft on areoles. They didn't :) And I gave up after killing a bunch of aztekiums and strombocacti. If seedling is 'bigger' than 5 mms I get 80% or more. If its smaller I get defeated....

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday, 01 March 2014 - 08:38:43 »
I have very good success with 2 week old seedlings. Not with aztekiums though. Those are the hardest to graft when young because they're so small. Although I did get 1 to take once but it died a few months later.

Here's my grafting guide.  There's a seedling grafting guide that also covers vertical grafts. http://spinelove.wordpress.com/grafting-guide/

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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #16 on: Friday, 16 May 2014 - 00:25:26 »
Hello every one,
On the grafting subject:
For Pereskiopsis, i failed miserably all my attempts for a full year.
until i started paying attention to all the factors that produce sucsess  ???

.always in a humid environment, no dust in the air
.it has to be done on a new growth (the last growth is buy now fibrous)
.Watering 5 to 7 days earlier, so the pereskiopsis is neither too juicy, nor too dry
(the water pressure is neutral)
.wash all the parts you will touch with alcohol, (hands, blade, where you'll cut...)
.remove all the hair, spines and leaves in your way, (against, contamination and pain)
.make sure your seedling have acclimated to the place you will store them
(i say that because i did seeds in baggy, and there stomata, there pores, where wide open.
so when i took them out, they evaporated like a drop of water under the sun )  :'(
.cut with a razor blade or the like (avoid electric one ;D)
. yes use pereskiopsis juice leaves
.and the cut part should have a minimum of exposure to air
so if you feel like it you can do a pre-cut, but you leave the two parts together
and then you just slide it of with the cut scion.

i don't do that last one, because it messes me up with the cactus juice and all.
instead i just hold my breath from the moment i start to cut, until the 2 parts are together,
it gives me a real good idea of weather I'm slow or fast

a mini humid green house?
i plant my pereskiopsis in a Tillamook yogurt pot
(any flavor, as long as it is empty)
and i put on top an up side down starbucs
spray some warm water and Voila

i did not speake about how to aligne your 2 peaces
becaus you can look at the picturs on internet

i hope it helped
don't ever give up
but do practice on things you don't care about
and not on ario like i did  :-\

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Re: Lophofan's collection/introduction
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 00:03:33 »
I've already got grafting down to the T.  99% success rate. But I appreciate the help.

 

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