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Echinocactus Graft on Echinopsis

I've done quite a number of grafts of juvenile Echinocactus grusonii plants onto various stock plants. I had a lot of small Echinocactus grusonii plants because my large (but still juvenile) Echinocactus grusonii was damaged from a mite attack. It started to sprout a lot of offsets and I potted quite a few of them. My lack of success with growing Echinocactus grusonii the normal way prompted me to try grafting.

The above pictures show two grafts of Echinocactus on Echinopsis. This was done in June 2000.

One of the graft after a week. The cut surfaces have dried and the joint has been formed. So far, my Echinocactus grafts have all been successes.

It doesn't look like much in the picture, but with an Echinopsis stock as the base, it's time to start boosting! Houston, we are go for launch...


Earlier Echinocactus on Echinopsis Grafts

These two pictures were also taken in June 2000. The two specimens are another two grafts which were done earlier. The juvenile offsets which were used were pretty pathetic-looking, and handling had damaged a lot of the areoles and spines. New growth look much better...


Echinocactus Graft on Myrtillocactus

Yet another picture taken in June 2000, this one an Echinocactus grusonii grafted onto a Myrtillocactus geometrizans. The stock plant is great for aquaculture owing to its strong and robust root system. The Echinocactus seem to be liking it so far.


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