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May 5, 2018 12:12 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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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
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May 5, 2018 10:15 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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.
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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May 5, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Foliage Fan Bromeliad Container Gardener Tropicals
Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sedums Orchids Garden Procrastinator Bulbs
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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May 5, 2018 10:36 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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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!
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May 5, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Foliage Fan Bromeliad Container Gardener Tropicals
Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sedums Orchids Garden Procrastinator Bulbs
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.
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May 5, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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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May 5, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Foliage Fan Bromeliad Container Gardener Tropicals
Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sedums Orchids Garden Procrastinator Bulbs
Its.....from a toilet paper roll... for kitchen cleaning............ Glare
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May 5, 2018 10:46 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Ooooh, gotcha. For some reason I was thinking you made it by cutting and gluing. But that sounds a lot easier! Green Grin!
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May 5, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Foliage Fan Bromeliad Container Gardener Tropicals
Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sedums Orchids Garden Procrastinator Bulbs
Id have used a cup, it was too wide.
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May 7, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Foliage Fan Bromeliad Container Gardener Tropicals
Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sedums Orchids Garden Procrastinator Bulbs
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.
Thumb of 2018-05-07/skopjecollection/00e462
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May 10, 2018 7:28 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Region: West Virginia Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
It's really darker purple than I imagined.
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May 10, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Foliage Fan Bromeliad Container Gardener Tropicals
Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sedums Orchids Garden Procrastinator Bulbs
Funny story, most of the "purple" is near the surface- the interior was mostly lime green with tints of pink. Green Grin!
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May 10, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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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

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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