Grafting is Easy with the Twisty Tie Method

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Re: Grafting is Easy with the Twisty Tie Method

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I was getting 100% grafting success until this week.

Out of about 14 I did, 5 of them didn't take

I always wanted a collection of the small Ariocarpus species grafted.
So I pulled nice sized seedlings out of A. agavoides, kotschoubeyanus, bravoanus, hintonii

and grafted them all on Harrisia, and in less than a week they all fell off when I poked them
Not sure I didn't line up the centers properly or if the stock was not ready.
I can reroot the Ariocarpus as cuttings, since the cuts healed and look viable,
and I may retry some on other stock.
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Here is another problem I have.
Fungus growth on the bamboo sticks when inside the baggy
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If I leave the graft inside the baggy too long, the fungus spreads to the graft contact area.
You can see some black fungus around the contact zone on the above plant

If you take the bag off and let it dry before it's too late, the fungus will die off.
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Microwave your chopsticks!
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I never re-rooted any grafting stock last year, so the only stock were long sections that pupped off some old stock.

So the plan was to graft onto the long sections and just build a little stick scaffolding to hold the scion down
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And the future plan is to cut the stock at the joint and re-root the short section
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Working on a lot of grafting this year
Some of the stuff

Copiapoa dealbata and cinerea
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Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus
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After one week, this Copiapoa cinerea is plumping up nicely
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Super tiny Copiapoa dealbata
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Not using the best stock for Tephrocactus geometricus
I should of used a wider stock
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Cant' get enough Copiapoas

C. cinerea and haseltoniana
3 weeks
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I'm really happy that this one is still alive and growing
A 2 year old Neowerdermannia vorwerkii seedling that I nursed along
It was sidewise the day after grafting, so I had to re-graft a smaller section
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I cut off 2 small regular heads off this Pelecyphora aselliformis rooted crest
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