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Offline malospine

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buds not opening
« on: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 - 12:13:53 »

this plant never opens the flowers buds and they remain closed on the plant for a long time, last year I took some of them and grafted

these are the results after 8 months

it is flowering
« Last Edit: Wednesday, 04 July 2012 - 19:28:58 by Carlo & Daniele »

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Re: buds not opening
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 04 July 2012 - 19:32:04 »
it's quite common with astrophytum cultivars, we noticed too taht in caase of kikko the flower buds turn into offsets and if you graft them they turn in a kikko form, even if the motherplant is not kikko.
This is maybe the reason because some kikko obtained with this propagation are not able to transfer a good genetic.
With fukuryu we noticed also that when there are these buds-offsets the motherplant doesn't flower, but if they are grafted on another stock they develop true flowers in a short time.
Any experience about it?
Carlo & Daniele


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