Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ariocapurs Grafts Completed Today

Today I completed approx 15 grafts of Ariocarpus Seedlings, mostly cultivars and hybrids. All were grafted to Hylocereus Undatus or Selenicereus Megalanthus (Very similar in appearance, identical results for grafting).

I have a new found love for the genus Ariocarpus and intend on propagating and grafting a heap in the remainder of this season and during winter in my grow room. I find them a challenge to grow, especially from seed, but have been surprised by their hardiness and ability to adapt. I find nothing more beautiful than a large fully mature Ariocarpus.

Sorry no pics from me but here is a WEB PIC to show you what I'm on about.

SOURCE: http://www.indoor-plant-care.com/plant-list/ariocarpus-retusus/

Monday, February 6, 2012

Two Promising Astrophytum Asterias Cultivars

I like the look of both of these cultivars, both grafted to Hylocereus.