Grafting stock

Cactus grafting; where nature’s artistry meets botanical innovation! This fascinating process merges two cactus plants, creating a new entity that embodies the best characteristics of both parent plants. Just like grafting in other plants, such as trees or fruit-bearing plants, cactus grafting is a method that allows us to salvage diseased or rotting plants, accelerate growth, enhance photosynthesis in variegated types, and propagate rare and unique forms (such as monstrose mutants).

The grafting process involves using a base plant, known as the grafting stock, onto which a cutting from a different plant, known as the scion, is attached. These grafting stocks are diverse and include genera and species like Cereus jamacaru, Hylocereus undatus, Myrtillocactus geometrizans, the Pereskiopsis and the Trichocereus, among others. Each of these grafting stocks has its unique appeal – Cereus jamacaru for its hardiness, Hylocereus undatus for its compatibility and resistance to rot and overwatering, Myrtillocactus geometrizans for its near-universal compatibility, Pereskiopsis for raising seedlings and Trichocereus for larger plants and compatibility. Many such plants are available on a seasonal basis in our shop, offering you the opportunity to experiment and find the perfect match for your grafting needs.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a budding plant enthusiast, the process of cactus grafting is both rewarding and challenging. It requires precision, patience, and a deep understanding of plant biology. However, the result is certainly a testament to the power of nature’s creativity, combined with human ingenuity!


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