grafting T. bridg seedlings to Pereskiopsis

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galulyah
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grafting T. bridg seedlings to Pereskiopsis -

Post by galulyah » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:06 am

Hey all,

Does anyone know if this is worth it? Is it true the seedling will grow 4-5 times faster? I figured since a lot of trichs are already used as root stock it wouldnt matter. Or is the idea to just speed along the seedling phase?

Thanks,
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Post by pinzj » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:56 pm

I think grafting any kind of cacti seedling is worth it. Grafting will significantly increase the growth rate for sure.

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Post by galulyah » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:34 pm

Ha!

Awesome, looks so fun.

Thanks,
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Post by mutant » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:25 pm

bridgesii grows pretty well on its own so you got a mature plant at 2 years sometimes.

but grafting is so much fun anyway, and yep it speeds up trichocerei seedlings. it pays a lot with slower going speceis

take a look

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T. wendermanianus 2,5 years old from seed [the three on the left]

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T. wendermanianus, same seed batch, same sowing. was grafted within 3 months from sprouting on pereskiopsis, degrafted a year later.

he is still 2,5 years old

notice the difference? for one , the ungrafted ones are tall as the grafted one is wide and then some!

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