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This blog is dedicated to Cactus cultivation and propagation. The grafting of cactus, the techniques involved and pictures of grafted cacti from my personal collection is also a prominent topic.

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Latest Blog Posts for Cactus Care and Propagation

  • Trichocereus Grafting: Beyond Pereskiopsis
    on Apr 2, 2013 in grafting Trichocereus pereskiopsis
    So you have grafted your little cacti seedlings to pereskiopsis, and they have grown like weeds. However, you have come to the realization that your grafts simply won't be able to stay on pereskiopsis forever; eventually they will need to be degrafte...
  • A Watched Cactus Never Grows
    on Mar 25, 2013
         So I had neglected my cactus for about a week (terrible, I know); things had gotten busy and they skipped my mind. So I went to check up on them, expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised to see some health rapidly gr...
  • What is Cactaceae?
    on Mar 17, 2013
    I thought it would be nice to give people an overview of just what a cactus is; what differentiates them from other plants, and what purposes their most distinct features serve. This may seem elementary to some, but I like to get back to basics from...
  • Top Heavy Grafts and a Little About My Setup
    on Mar 10, 2013
    Here are some pictures showing what can happen when you graft on a pereskiopsis that is a little too much on the tall side. You can see just how much they lean; if they didn't have the sides of the tubs they are planted in to lean on, they proba...
  • Pereskiopsis Seedling Grafting 101
    on Mar 4, 2013
    This will be a short tutorial on seedling grafting onto pereskiopsis. This will cover the method I use myself, and I have found this to work at least as well as any of the techniques out there. The main reason I do my seedling grafts this way is for...
  • Christmas Cactus Flowering (unexpectedly)
    on Feb 24, 2013
         I must admit, I had been ignoring my Zygocactus recently. Today when I had the crazy idea to check up on them after about a week, I was surprised to see that one batch (all in the same pot) had begun to produce flowers, some...
  • Christmas Cactus Flowering (unexpectedly)
    on Feb 24, 2013
         I must admit, I had been ignoring my Zygocactus recently. Today when I had the crazy idea to check up on them after about a week, I was surprised to see that one batch (all in the same pot) had begun to produce flowers, some...
  • Artificial Light and Cactus Cultivation
    on Feb 20, 2013
         It is about time I touched on artificial light, since my cactus cultivation relies so heavily upon it. A lot of people think they need to go out and buy some $300.00 dollar light fixture, fancy meters, and gadgets, in or...
  • Artificial Light and Cactus Cultivation
    on Feb 20, 2013
         It is about time I touched on artificial light, since my cactus cultivation relies so heavily upon it. A lot of people think they need to go out and buy some $300.00 dollar light fixture, fancy meters, and gadgets, in or...
  • Cactus Watering Notes
    on Feb 19, 2013
         You all know about WHEN to water, I've covered that previously, but here are some tips for when you DO water. First off, there are two types of watering; top watering and bottom watering.     When you top...
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