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Grafted Cacti

I am not a professional nor an expert in Cactacea taxonomy. Any help with ID and spelling are always welcome. These are the plants offered for sale. To up-date my list I've been using many books, journals, catalogs and other web-sites. It's been helpful, but I have more work to do. I only ship to the main 48 States. I do ship in the winter. I have 72+ hour heat packs for $3.00 each. No international shipping. Please read the front page for ordering information. 

*Ariocarpus retusus var. furfuraceus forma mostruosa - This odd cultivar differs from the standard solitary Ariocarpus furfuraceus for its  monstrous free branching habit, for the thinner elongated stems and for the copious production of wool. The distinctive characteristic of this plant are the tubercles, which are stubby, large or equilaterally triangular shaped, divergent, convex or nearly flattened  with shallow adaxial undulations or wrinkling, not fissured, 1.5-2 cm long, 1-3 cm wide. Globose to elongated, rounded on top, about 3-10 cm high, 3-6 cm in diameter (Often grafted specimens grows much more larger depending on grafting stock). The stems are grey, or blue-green often flushed in violet in full sun and, typically,  the new growth (especially if grafted) take a pink colouring. At the tips of the tubercles, rounded, 1-5 mm in diameter with abundant white wool in the axil. Flowers not know. Tap root. Growing in a 3 inch pot.

      Ariocarpus retusus ssp. furfuraceus Forma monstruosa graft - Growing lots of new red heads. 1arf @ $28.00

*Ariocarpus scapharostrus - Mexico (Nuevo Leon) in a very limited area within a single valley of a few hillsides. Grows in clayey soils on extremely arid low limestone hills at 950-1400 m of elevation. Ariocarpus scapharostris is a slow-growing grey-green, geophytic cactus rising barely above ground level. Stem: Smaller solitary, subglobose or globose, more or less rounded on top, 3-6 cm in diameter and 2-6 cm tall (occasionally up to 9-15 cm Ø in cultivated plants). Tubercles: Few divergent, erect spineless , not crowded or basally compressed, bluntly pointed at the apices, flat­tened and smooth adaxially, fissured, slightly incurved, 1,5-4 cm long, 5-8 mm broad, at least twice as long as wide, grey wool between the tubercles. Thick underground carrot-like root. Flowers: Diurnal, self-fertile, bright dark purple , up to 4 cm. Blooming season: Flowers in the Autumn, it flowers and fruits profusely. Fruit: Greenish, 9-15 mm long 4-8 mm in diameter. All of the Ariocarpus seedlings are spiny and quite different from adult specimens, though the spines are feather-like. Growing in 3 inch pots. Sold

    Ariocarpus scapharostrus variegated graft - Will make many heads. - 3as - 4as - $50.00 each Sold

*Astrophytum myriostigma 'Onzuka' crest/monstrose - It forms large low clusters of white textured monstrous and crested stems, and the plant looks more like some non-cactus succulent than a cactus. These plants show different crested and monstrous shapes. The cause of monstrosity and cristation: The cause of anomalous form of growth is not fully explained.  Biologists disagree as to why some Astrophytum grow in this unusual form. Some speculate that it is a genetic mutation. Others say it is the result of a lightning strike or freeze damage, but whatever the stimulus, the growth point of the stem has switched from a geometric point, to a line, which folds and undulates as the crest expands.  Though these crested cacti are somewhat rare (1 in 50,000 or less), cresting occurs naturally and can be encountered in many other cactus species. Growing in 3 inch pots.

   Astrophytum myriostigma 'Onzuka' monstrose/crest graft - 4amo & 5amo @ $20.00 each

    Astrophytum myriostigma 'Onzuka' monstrose/crest graft - 1amo, 2amo & 3amo @ $18.00 each

*Astrophytum myriostigma 'Puff Bonnet' - Similar to 'Lotusland' with dense flecking. Growing in a 3 inch pot.

   Astrophytum myriostigma 'Puff Bonnet' graft - 1ampb @ $18.00

*Aztekium ritteri graft - Aztekium ritteri are extremely slow growth on their own roots. It usually takes several years for growth to be even noticeable. I find if they a grafted they will make a nice showy clump in a few years. These Aztekium ritteri are grafted on Myrtillocactus geometrizans is commonly used as under stocks for grafting cacti, which is considered good. It's very easy to grow and is an excellent stock for small globular cacti that tend to rot off on their own roots and for slower growth seedlings such as Aztekium that do not graft very well onto Trichocereus spachianus. The grafting stock Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a generally a better choice for cuttings of Aztekium ritteri. If exposed to temperatures below freezing or they may die, nevertheless it is a good advice never let the night times temperatures fall below 50f. Water regularly in summer but allow to dry fully before watering again. Need a well-drained soil mix with small gravel added to ensure drainage.. During the winter months they should be rather kept dry and water is restricted to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shriveling. Since they are big sized plants need plenty of space for their roots even when it's been used for a graft stock. My grafts are make by one of my best friends Mike Keeling. I re-pot when it looks like the roots are crowded in their pots. All my grafts are grown in my greenhouse witch has very bright light. All of these are growing in a 3 inch pot.

   Aztekium ritteri graft - 1ar - $28.00 Sold

   Aztekium ritteri graft - 2ar - $28.00 Sold

   Aztekium ritteri graft - 3ar - $28.00 Sold

*Aztekium valdezii (Is a tiny e cactus species just about 2-6 cm tall in habitat, the plants are star-shaped when viewed from above simple or branched from the base. When blooming, a single nine-petal flower, white in the centre changing to bright magenta on the outside, tops off each plant. Aztekium valdezii is the third species of Aztekium in the family of cacti. The species name is given in honor of Biol. Mario Alberto Valdéz Marroquín who discovered the plannt in the state of Nuevo Leon in 2012. Growing in 3 inch pots.

   Aztekium valdezii graft - 1av $30.00 Sold

*The standard Cintia knizei is a solitary dwarf, flat to globose cactus (in the wild), that become cylindrical when it is grafted. The variegated cultivars of Cintia knizei f. variegata has sectors, patches or stripes with distinct shades of orange.

    Ciutia knizei graft - 2ck @ $30.00 Sold

*Cleistocactus strausii is indigenous to the mountainous regions of Argentina and Bolivia. These are growing in 3 1/2" & 4 1/2" pots.

   Cleistocactus strausii crest/monstrose graft - #5 @ $18.00

   Cleistocactus strausii crest/monstrose graft - #6 @ $18.00

*Epithelantha micromeris ssp. polycephala, Backeberg, C. Glass 1997 in: Guía Identific. Cact. Amenazadas México, 1: Ep/mi ssp. polycephala, 1997-1998 publ. These are growing in 3 inch pots.

    Epithelantha poycephala crest graft - 100, 101, 102 @ $15.00 each

    Epithelantha poycephala crest graft - 104, 105, 110 @ $15.00 each

    Epithelantha poycephala crest graft - 1eplg, 2eplg, 3 eplg @ $18.00 each

*Ferocactus hamatacanthus is widespread in the Chihuahuan Desert of Northwestern Mexico, New Mexico, and Southwestern Texas. The Ferocactus hamatacanthus Type Locality was found in Mexico.

   Ferocactus hamatacanthus monstrose - 1fh, 2fh, 3fh @ $20.00 each

*Gymnocalycium mihanovichii is very variable, therefore numerous varieties have been described. Frequently found in culture are mutants of cultivated individuals—color forms that are viable only when grafted since they can hardly assimilate—due to the lack of chlorophyll in the plant cells. In nurseries, it is often then grafted onto another succulent plant Hylocereus. The most popular cultivars are mutants that do not contain chlorophyll at all, so that the underlying red, orange, or yellow pigments become visible. Because chlorophyll is necessary for photosynthesis, these mutants die as seedlings unless grafted onto another cactus with normal chlorophyll. These are growing in 3 inch pots and growing on long last stocks.

    Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hibotan' 'Neon Fire' graft - F, H, J @ $13.00 each

    Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hibotan' 'Neon Pink' graft - B, C, D @ $13.00 each

   Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hibotan' 'Neon Red' graft - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 @ $13.00 each

    Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hihotan' 'Neon Yellow' graft - M @ $13.00

*Mammillaria elongata is a succulent ground cover, forming with time a tight clumps of erect, ascending, prostrate or recumbent stems. This may be the most common Mammillaria to be found and occurs in more variations than any other Mammillaria species. It commonly comes in many colour and spine variations. It forms a tight clumps of erect, ascending, prostrate or recumbent stems. It occurs in more variations than any other Mammillaria species for colour and spine variations.

     Mammillaria elongata minima monstrose graft - 2mem @ $30.00 Sold

   Sclerocactus papyracanthus graft - 1sp, 2sp, 3sp, 4sp @ $25.00 each 1sp Sold & 3sp Sold

    Sclerocactus papyracanthus graft - 5splg @ $30.00  

*It is a grafting chimaera involving a Stenocereus sp. ( Stenocereus griseum ? ) and Obregonia denegrii, the plant clearly shows the traits of bolt the parents. This odd cactus also shows a pale yellow variegation that contrast with the bright green colour of the tubercles.

   Stenogonia variegata chimera graft - 2sv @ $25.00 Sold

*Strombocactus disciformis is a rare geophytes, usually solitary. Two subspecies are recognized, the nominate form and subsp. esperanzae Glass & S. Arias.

   Strombocactus disciformis 'Nova' graft - #1 @ $25.00

      Strombocactus disciformis 'Nova' graft - #2 @ $25.00

   Strombocactus disciformis 'Nova' graft - #3 @ $25.00 Sold

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