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first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« on: October 26, 2014, 12:35:27 AM »
not sure it took yet...  grafted 7 days ago. vascular bundle seems fully attached but there is a gap at some points around the perimeter.  seems pretty stuck but i don't know how strong the bond will be and when. 
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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 12:38:14 AM »
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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 02:07:39 AM »
How is it doing ?

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 01:16:18 AM »
it seems there are what looks like three roots growing out from the scion…  i'm assuming this means the graft will eventually fail.  it is still pretty stuck though. 

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 07:02:14 PM »
update?

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 01:38:22 AM »
in the top left corner you can see the cut cacti which is now rooting.  above and to the right is the original plant which is already growing two more heads.  think it won't be a total failure if i learn something so tips are welcome.  i think i could improve next time by 1) applying more downward pressure 2) ensuring both cacti are actively growing at the time of the graft.   
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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 01:39:44 AM »
it won't let me upload the pics!  it says the upload folder is full? 

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 06:04:06 PM »
I will try to get this fixed tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2014, 07:52:14 PM »
Try it now.

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 12:43:17 AM »
here goes...

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 12:58:12 AM »
How is the graft doing? It should be showing signs of new growth if it took.

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2014, 01:08:15 AM »
look really carefully in the top left corner.  you can see the scion sitting beside the original plant (which has the new heads.)  the scion is just concentrating on sending out roots so far, no signs of new growth up top.  i think both parts will recover but i certainly f'd up both of their days.  any tips for next time? 

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2015, 12:10:13 AM »
Best thing I can tell you is you want to push that little button down onto your stock to hold it secure. You can do this with a weight, plastic wrap, parafilm, or even coban with a big scion like that. My personal preference is parafilm if leaving the graft on for more than 10 days, but coban for a big scion can work very well as well. I just wouldn't use coban for small seedlings as it is too strong and will damage your small seedlings. Make sure you get the stretching coban if you go that route.

Parafilm and coban both breath and stretch, but parafilm stretches more and comes apart with time on its own. Simply place a piece of either on top and stretch it down both sides of your cacti and hold in place a few inches down and then run the whole thing around your stock to secure it. Other than that, if your stock is actively growing it should be grafted in under 10 days, but leaving it secure for longer won't hurt. Parafilm is ideal to me because it breaths and wraps tightly without over constricting. Coban can be a bit to restricting if you forget to remove it, but I love it for large grafts like this one. Not bad for your first attempt.
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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2015, 05:01:26 PM »
cool.  thanks man.  i have some coban around.  i think i might try that in the spring.  i'm thinking of cutting two thin strips and criss crossing them over the graft with an elastic to attach them to the spines.  that would give me more pressure.  I'm am confident now i didn't apply enough pressure.  next graft is going to be onto pereskiopsis though so i'm sure the techniques will differ.   

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Re: first attempt at grafting loph to columnar cacti
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 08:25:30 PM »
Parafilm would be better in most cases depending on the size of your seedling.... I'm assuming your going to be grafting seedlings a few days after they germinate... but if going a bit older you can also do a stab graft. Cut the pereskiopsis on both sides or even all four sides and push your seedling down on top of the pointed end you have just created. Think of it as pushing a marshmallow onto a stick before your fire it up.
For those that graft...
Every areole is a cactus waiting to be born