Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A very versatile plant

     Pereskiopsis isn't only useful for grafting small button cacti and the like. Larger species can be given a boost as seedlings by grafting to pereskiopsis. Here is a Trichocereus Peruvianus grafted onto pereskiopsis:
This one was grafted from seed and then had the tip cut off, which was then rooted. Since then it has put out a new tip that is well on its way.. Here is a formerly grafted Trichocereus Bridgesii that is now fully rooted and healthy:
When grafting these types of species remember that they become quite heavy and the pereskiopsis can become top heavy..To combat this keep your root stock short and try to plant it deep to keep it anchored.
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