Astrophytum cap. med.

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Re: Astrophytum cap. med.

Postby D^L » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:50 pm

Thanks Ali Baba. My current batch have fruits (haven't investigated to see if there is any seed) but are only 3 years old. I think I keep them too dry by the sound of it.
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Re: Astrophytum cap. med.

Postby David_K » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:28 pm

I found that the plant on a graft kept taking moisture from the stock during the winter until the stock eventually dried up and died. The only way I could get grafted plants through the winter was to keep giving a little water.
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Re: Astrophytum cap. med.

Postby Ali Baba » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:35 pm

Seems like it is easier on its own roots!!


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Re: Astrophytum cap. med.

Postby kohinoor » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:09 am

Grafted plant are much more sensitivities to under water.
Grafted plant may lost finger very fast(within 1 week) when they don;t get enough water.
From taiwan. hot humid subtropical island.
Pachypodium grow like weed here.
(not really, but u get the idea hot sunny rainy)
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Re: Astrophytum cap. med.

Postby DaveW » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:29 am

Mine was the opposite David. It was grafted on Ferocactus glaucescens from Sandi Veronic, if I remember correctly. It grew and flowered well for a couple of years, but recently the scion base dried up at the graft and the tubercles fell off although the stock is still healthy. I presume the graft union eventually failed, so whether the tubercles will root at this time of year I do not know. Maybe I did underwater it this last year as Kohinoor says?
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