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Grafting mystery seedling on Echinopsis pachanoi indoors

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Grafting mystery seedling on Echinopsis pachanoi indoors

Postby CactusBoss » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:40 pm

i want to graft one of my seedlings onto either my Opuntia humifusa or my Echinopsis pachanoi. the only problem is i do not have a greenhouse all i have is a bright window for light.how well would it work if i grafted inside with superglue(i cant do the rubber band thing)i am planning to do this in the spring.
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Postby Johnwinner555 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:14 am

It actually tends to work out pretty well if they are grafted and placed in a windowsill. As long as the grafted plant has a tight connection to the base plant without any airbubbles there shouldn't be a problem
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Postby CactusBoss » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:09 am

one more thing would i be able to graft the non cold hardy cactus seedling on to a hardy plant fit for zone 5a and have it survive outside(my opuntia humifusa is the fastest growing of all my cacti)
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Postby Johnwinner555 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:54 am

The cold tolerance generally does transfer from stock to scion in a sense, buy I wouldn't risk letting a grafted plant take a hit from frost
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Postby CactusBoss » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:01 am

Johnwinner555 wrote:The cold tolerance generally does transfer from stock to scion in a sense, buy I wouldn't risk letting a grafted plant take a hit from frost
im not planning on it now lol. i could just take my opuntia when its actively growing outside and bring it in when i want to graft that way i have a higher grafting success rate(i dont think my pachioni grows so fast indoors
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