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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. We offer 72+ hour heat packs for $3.00 each. Please read the front page for ordering information. 

Note: Most all my grafts were done by my long time friend Mike Keeling.

   Ariocarpus retusus ssp. furfuraceus monstrosa graft - 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. Growing in a 3 1/2 inch pot. #1 lg @ $20.00 Sold

   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 are grafted they will make a nice showy clump in a few years. These Aztekium ritteri are grafted on Myrtillocactus geometrizans and Trichocereus spachianus. My grafts are make by 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. Growing in a 3 1/2 inch pot. - @ $20.00 each

   Blossfeldia liliputana graft - Is a solitary or clumping miniature cactus, with no rib and no spines. The smallest of all cacti and one of the most priced by impassioned, but rarely seen on its own roots in cultivation for any length of time. Although several species of Blossfeldia with minimal differences have been described (as many as six), most botanist agree on the fact that all the ones described until now should all be included in the Blossfeldia liliputana. The species grows in monte, chaco and prepuna. Plants are found growing in sunny dry places between boulders on rocky slopes and often between cracks near the rivers in the sides of vertical stone cliffs with a little fine soil mainly on shale like rock formations often close to waterfalls where they have a almost continuous water flow running over them, but can withstand severe drying out and (in habitat) they can survive to nearly complete desiccation, recovering when fog, mist or rain returns to their natural environment. Their colour and shape is hardly distinguishable from a stone and are not significantly threatened by human influences. However the species is sought after by collectors, whenever a new population is discovered it is rapidly depleted. Trade is mainly national but international trade exists too. Blossfeldia liliputana is established over a wide geographical area ranging from Southern Bolivia (Potosí Department) to north-western Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, la Rioja, Mendoza, San Juan and Catamarca Provinces). Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4 @ $30.00 each Sold Out

   Cephalocereus senilis graft - Standard columnar Cephalocereus senilis, commonly known as the old man cactus, is very popular and widely grown for its woolly appearance. The most striking feature is the long, greyish-white hairs it possesses, which serve to protect it from the harsh sun common to its native habitat in eastern Hidalgo, Mexico. More precisely the long white hairs are actually long bristles that benefit the plant by reducing sun exposure and by trapping a layer of air next to the cactus body. This helps to cool the plant in the summer and keep it warm in the winter. The coat of hair makes many plants appear almost snow-white (however, the hairs conceal numerous sharp yellow spines).The flowers are nocturnal, solitary and grow one by one, funnel shaped, including the ovary, yellowish pink to rose-coloured. Pericarpels and floral tubes hairy with few scales. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - #1 normal @ $15.00 each Sold

    Cereus peruvianus dwarf monstrose crest graft -  Think of this in dwarf form of the following: Cereus hildmannianus f. cristata monstruosa (a.k.a. C. peruvianus montruosus) is a teratological (monstrous mutant) cactus form (or cultivar) that grows into a tight bunch of twisted stems with irregular ribs and more or less crested growing points. There are several other crested Cereus clones that have a tendency to fan out, but the Cereus hildmannianus f. cristata monstruosa is surely one of the best form available. Due to its large size it make a spectacular attraction also in pots in the greenhouse or yard and outdoor in the garden too. This cactus forms a huge crowded and variously shaped heap of stems 0.5-3 (or more) meters tall and wide (depending on clone and growing conditions) and looks more like a giant green coral tree than a cactus and shows different crested and monstrous shapes.Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - #1, #2, #3, #4 @ $15.00 each #2, #3 Sold

   Copiapoa humiis ssp. tenuissima monstrosa graft - You ask what makes these monstrose? As the new spineless offsets grow in with all their wooly growns they will also grow tiny white wooly balls in their growns. Sometime they also will grow little pink fussy balls. As they age they will make mounds of little whites wooly balls. Copiapoa tenuissima is a geophytic cactus arising from a large tuberose root that can slowly branch from the base to form small clumps. It differs from Copiapoa humilis for its smaller stems, and its taxonomic status is controversial. It is not clear whether it should be treated as a species or as some lower rank. South of Antofagasta. Northern Chile. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $18.00 each

   Copiapoa humiis ssp. tenuissima monstrosa graft - You ask what makes these monstrose? As the new spineless offsets grow in with all their wooly growns they will also grow tiny white wooly balls in their growns. Sometime they also will grow little pink fussy balls. As they age they will make mounds of little whites wooly balls. Copiapoa tenuissima is a geophytic cactus arising from a large tuberose root that can slowly branch from the base to form small clumps. It differs from Copiapoa humilis for its smaller stems, and its taxonomic status is controversial. It is not clear whether it should be treated as a species or as some lower rank. South of Antofagasta. Northern Chile. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #4, #5, #6 @ $18.00 each

   Copiapoa laui graft - Copiapoa laui is a miniature, clustering copiapoa, with mall stems of about 1 cm and offset to make big mats that are flat to the ground in habitat but form mounds in cultivation and it is difficult to walk without stepping on the heads. C. laui is the smallest species in the genus, this was only discovered in the 1970s and was thought at first to be a species of Eriosyce.The species grows in fairly flat, gravelly areas near the top of low coastal hills (lomas costeras). The major threats are illegal collection and guanacos, which dig them up to eat the plants as they lack spines. Copiapoa laui comes from Planta Esmeralda - Coastal Chile, 02 Antofagasta. These would be graet propagation or graft stock. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4 @ $35.00 each Sold Out

   Escobaria hesteri white spine form graft - Also found as Coryphantha hesteri - It is an attractive and well worth cultivating dwarf clumping plant grafted or on it's own roots; it starts flowering from an early age and blooms from spring until late summer, with nice large, deep pink blooms. In the resting period it will not be damaged by some frost. Brewster County, Texas, USA. My grafts are make by my best friends Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - letf to right - #1, #2, #3, #4 @ $15.00 each

   Ferocactus hamatacanthus monstrose form JJ#2 graft -  A very unusual form of monstrose growth. This one is a smaller form of the one above. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $25.00 each

   Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Hibotan Neon Red" graft - The "HIBOTAN" Gymnocalycium mihanovichii friedrichii "Rubra" (cv. Hibotan) are popular mutant, red or orange bodied cactus often known as the “Red Cap Cactus”, or “Ruby Ball”. There are also pure yellow or pink-white forms, “Blondie” or “Moon Cactus”. They are red, orange, yellow or even white because they contains no chlorophyll, much like the red we see in the fall foliage of trees when their chlorophyll breaks down and disappears. Without chlorophyll the mutant gymnocalyciums can not produce sugar and without sugar they will die. The only way to keep them alive is to graft them onto another cactus which has chlorophyll and which will provide sugar to the mutant scion. The chlorophyll containing bottom part of the graft, called the stock, can be any number of different cactus species. In the case of the gymnoclyciums it is usually Hylocereus, a tropical cactus. Story: The first two red plants were produced by E. Watanabe in Japan. Sowing of some thousands of seeds of G. friedrichii yielded two bright red freak seedlings which would have died quickly had they not been grafted at once. From these have been produced literally millions of plants, distributed all over the world, by repeated grafting and cutting.” Furthermore a number of readily distinguished multicoloured and variegated cultivars (only partially de-coloured) are now available. Some of this plants can be grown on their own roots and are very beautiful.Grafted by my best friend Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4 @ $13.00 each #3 Sold

  Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Hibotan Neon Yellow" graft - Grafted by my best friend Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 @ $13.00 each #5 Sold

   Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Hibotan Neon Yellow Flame" graft - Grafted by my best friend Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2 @ $13.00 each #2 Sold

   Lobivia hertrichiana monstrose graft - Sometimes found as Echinopsis hertrichiana. Very blobby with very few spines. Sometimes they bloom red flowers. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $15.00 each

   Lobivia hertrichiana monstrose graft - Sometimes found as Echinopsis hertrichiana. Very blobby with very few spines. Sometimes they bloom red flowers. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #4, #5, #6 @ $15.00 each

   Myrtillocactus geometrizans monstrosa "Nana" - A very small form that makes lot of strange forms and colors. Grafted by my best friend Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4 @ $18.00 each #3 Sold

   Myrtillocactus geometrizans monstrosa "Nana" - A very small form that makes lot of strange forms and colors. Grafted by my best friend Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 pots. - left to right - #5, #6, #7 @ $18.00 each #6 Sold

   Myrtillocactus geometrizans monstrosa "Nana" - A very small form that makes lot of strange forms and colors. Grafted by my best friend Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 pots. - left to right - #8, #9, #10 @ $18.00 each #8 Sold

   Myrtillocactus geometrizans monstrosa "Nana" - A very small form that makes lot of strange forms and colors. Grafted by my best friend Mike Keeling. Growing in 3 1/2 pots. - left to right - #11, #12, #13, #14 @ $18.00 each

   Myrtillocalycium 'Polyp' graft - Growing in a 3 1/2 inch pot. Sold Out

   Myrtillocalycium 'Polyp' graft - Growing in a 3 1/2 inch pot. Sold Out

    Pediocactus knowltoii graft - It is the smallest and rarest member of the genus and found only in New Mexico and Colorado in a very limited area. Growing in 3 inch pots. - #2, #3 @ $15.00 each Sold Out

    Pediocactus knowltoii graft - These would be great for anyone that wanted to propagate them from cutting or graft them. It is the smallest and rarest member of the genus and found only in New Mexico and Colorado in a very limited area. Growing in 3 inch pots. - left to right - #1 xlg, #2 xlg @ $30.00 each Sold Out

   Rebutia krainziana 'Nude' inermis graft - Clumping globular cactus, up to 5 cm in diameter, and up to 7 cm tall. It can slowly form clumps. The specially notable characteristics of this cactus is its green naked stem that will turn a lovely purple tinge in full sun. But the most peculiar trait of this plant are the vestigial leaves subtending the small areoles on each tubercle. This is an ancestral trait not manifested in the normal plant. This trait is revealed thanks to a mutation that permits this odd cultivar to show the characteristic ofbearing leaves, reminding us of an ancient era when its cacti ancestors were normal leafed plants. Growing in a 3 1/2 inch pot. - left to right - #1, #2 @ $15.00  each #1 Sold

   Strombocactus disciformis 'Nova' graft - Strombocactus disciformis is a rare geophytes, usually solitary. This one has eight heads. Growing in 3 1/2 pots. - #2 @ $20.00 each #1, #3 Sold

   Strombocactus disciformis 'Nova' graft - Strombocactus disciformis is a rare geophytes, usually solitary. This one has eight heads. Growing in 3 1/2 pots. - #4, #5, #6 @ $20.00 each #6 Sold

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