Astrophytum asterias

Astrophytum asterias

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Cactus / Big Bend

The degrafting of Ariocarpus fissuratus is difficult.
When you cut a part of the body, liquid comes out continuously and is hard to stop.
As the result, a fissuratus rots out during drying process.

I bought seeds of A. fissuratus f Big Bend and sowed on 31/10/2003.
I grafted young seedlings onto Hylocereus stocks.
I degrafted 3 plants with short vascular bundle of Hylocereus, around 15 mm length some years ago.
This method is not necessary to cut a part of fissuratus body.

This is one of three, was in flower yesterday.

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