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Rebutia albiflora on Myrtillocactus geometrizans

I have had two successful attempts at grafting Rebutia on Myrtillocactus, a some failures. The following pictures first show the early stages of one graft, then another graft which has grown for several months in aquaculture. Unfortunately, due to the difficulty of keeping Rebutias without adequate care, both specimen have long since died.

Oct 1998: 3 weeks Nov 1998: 7 weeks

This Rebutia albiflora graft is a mini-graft, done on an inch-high Myrtillocactus seedling in a 2" pot. The graft started growing quickly after it was established, as you can see in the first picture. After about a month, the graft started to throw out offsets.


The second example of a Rebutia on Myrtillocactus graft was one done earlier. The aim was to utilize the stock's strong and robust root system in aquaculture. The Rebutia root system is fragile so I did a graft so that the specimen could better withstand treatment in aquaculture.

Nov 1998 October 1998

As you can see, the graft is doing very well in aquaculture. The offsets are large and healthy. My pot-based specimens look awful compared to this specimen, as the hot Malaysian weather dries small pots out too fast.

May 1999 May 1999

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