Saturday, May 14, 2005

Sowing in the rough

If I don’t chicken out, the plants growing from the seeds sown today are going to spend the rest of their lives in an unheated greenhouse in Denmark. 30 seeds of each of the below species were sown.

  • Acharagma aguirreana (RSM 396; Sierra Paila, Coahuila)
  • Acharagma roseana (LX 578; Ramon Arizpe, Coahuila)
  • Lophophora williamsii v.decipiens
  • Lophophora williamsii (RS 268; Huizache, San Luis Potosí)

I also sowed some leftovers from last year. 10 seeds each of:

  • Lophophora diffusa (JR; Higuerillas, Queretaro)
  • Lophophora williamsii (SB 854; Starr Co, Texas)

A cold house batch of the two latter species was also sowed last spring. Most plants survived the winter and are now resuming growth.

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  1. Hello,
    I have never blogged, and I don't know how to ask some one knowledgable a question. So... I am going to ask this in hopes that it generates a response.

    If one has successfully grafted a lophophora, and then subsequently cuts off the main green body from the host, (while leaving the lower part of the Lopho. grafted to the host) will the Lopho. regrow? Or does one have to start over again. In the wild these can be cut off above root level, and will regrow new above-ground bodies. Is this the case with a grafted Lopho; say leaving the bottom 1/3rd of the graft intact?

    Thanks much for any advice.

  2. I haven’t tried doing this, but if enough tissue with areoles, i.e. new growing points, is left on the grafted scion it should be capable of regenerating.


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