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Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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skopjecollection
May 5, 2018 12:12 AM CST
A lot of you have probably heard this story before, but nonetheless,
- ive cut a big plump purple gymnocalicum mihanovichii, sealed the cut with coffee(couldnt find cinnamon)), and left it to dry suspended by a cardboard cylinder, will update on progess
-ive read that rebutias are easier to degraft, so ive got to ask, any experiece with suclocerebutia rauchii and rebutia heliosa(weird shield spine form)?Any thoughts /experience degrafting those 2
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 5, 2018 10:15 AM CST
Coffee? Cinnamon? I don't think you needed either. When I root cuttings, from de-grafting or otherwise, I put them on a paper plate in a corner of the kitchen and ignore them for a month.
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Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
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skopjecollection
May 5, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Not using a sealant has been detrimental if its indoors- and ive read i should avoid letting it concave. And simply ignoring them is not cost efficient(1 plant= 6USD, average pay is from 250 to 350 USD here).
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
May 5, 2018 10:36 AM CST
I've thought about trying this, so I don't have any particularly useful advice but I'm interested to know how well it works (or does not work).

What is the ambient (indoor) humidity like where you live?
Keep going!
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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skopjecollection
May 5, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Its not where i live, its a tad humid where i left it, will move it in the next few days. Used a lot of coffee to seal it(it worked on a haworthia, which survived and let out rootlets. And , yes, i will update.
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
May 5, 2018 10:43 AM CST
I live in a sub-alpine rainforest at the top of a mountain which is as humid (indoors and out) as it sounds. When I take succulent cuttings I always put them on a paper bag, in a bowl of shredded paper, and/or in front of a fan to help them dry correctly/quicker. I'm not sure if any of that actually helps, but I don't think it hurts.

Can you post a picture as to how you suspended the cutting in a cardboard cylinder? I'm curious about that.
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Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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skopjecollection
May 5, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Its.....from a toilet paper roll... for kitchen cleaning............ Glare
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
May 5, 2018 10:46 AM CST
Ooooh, gotcha. For some reason I was thinking you made it by cutting and gluing. But that sounds a lot easier! Green Grin!
Keep going!
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
Purslane Bromeliad Container Gardener Houseplants Sedums Sempervivums
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skopjecollection
May 5, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Id have used a cup, it was too wide.
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
Purslane Bromeliad Container Gardener Houseplants Sedums Sempervivums
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skopjecollection
May 7, 2018 12:06 PM CST
So, update.
3days after cut, a thin callous layer has been made, the coffee has been removed via brush.
It remains in the same growing conditions as before, suspended on a toilet paper roll,
(the advice comes from Des.Plants of avalon's Lynn, that keeps cutting vertical and aerated so they can let out roots)
The callous doesnt seem to be concave, yet.
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
May 10, 2018 7:28 AM CST
It's really darker purple than I imagined.
Keep going!
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
Purslane Bromeliad Container Gardener Houseplants Sedums Sempervivums
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skopjecollection
May 10, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Funny story, most of the "purple" is near the surface- the interior was mostly lime green with tints of pink. Green Grin!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 10, 2018 1:54 PM CST
The inside of cactus are always green/white. The color is just on the surface.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Webmaster: osnnv.org

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