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Gymnocalycium graft

I've made two major grafts of Gymnocalyciums (as of Dec 2001). This is one success. It started as a Gymnocalycium baldianum (probably an offset) on an Echinocereus specimen. Then, I added a bigger Mrytillocactus base so that the Gymnocalycium graft can grow faster.

The picture at left shows the specimen right after the second graft, making the plant a triple-decker. The picture at right shows the plant after 4 months, on 1 June 2000. Note that the Echinocereus is much fatter, and the Gymnocalycium portion of the specimen has doubled in height.

Below are more pictures of the same specimen, taken in early June.


More Pictures

By mid-July 2000, considerable growth can be seen. The Gymnocalycium head is much larger than it was before one and a half months ago.

New growth looks very green and healthy and the spines are strong. The Echinocereus middle stock is also a little more plumb.

By October 2000 (after 4 months), the growth of the top Gymnocalycium graft is even more pronounced.


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