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Sep 1, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Name: Keith
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My expensive grafted cactus bottom green graft had rotted and the colorful cactus body is all that's left. It's got small areas of purple and green so I think it can survive on own roots. Usually I read you let it sit and let the bottom dry and callous and then new roots start to grow out the bottom and you pot it. However mine has a small piece of root leftover, should it be potted right now or wait?
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Sep 1, 2015 1:42 PM CST
Name: Keith
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Sep 1, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Name: greene
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Need more information please.It might be a good idea to post a link to your question on the Cactus Forum to get better answers.

Are you trying to grow the scion alone? without re-grafting it to another cactus?
Some of the scion cactus (the top one) may have little or no chlorophyll. Do you know what type of cactus the top part is? Do you have photos?

Many times the bottom part may be Dragon Fruit cactus with is a tropical and has different growing needs than the scion cactus.
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Sep 2, 2015 1:01 PM CST
Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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greene said:Need more information please.It might be a good idea to post a link to your question on the Cactus Forum to get better answers.

Are you trying to grow the scion alone? without re-grafting it to another cactus?
Some of the scion cactus (the top one) may have little or no chlorophyll. Do you know what type of cactus the top part is? Do you have photos?

Many times the bottom part may be Dragon Fruit cactus with is a tropical and has different growing needs than the scion cactus.





Yes, I'm trying to get the scion to live on its own roots. It has some dark coloring mixed in so it produces some chlorophyll.


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Sep 2, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Name: tarev
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I have not tried this but this article explains very well grafting your moon cactus to a root stock. Read the article and get a new root stock and follow the video. It might still help your scion. Your scion has no cholorphyll so it will need a root stock.

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