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sushiwaitress

It's pretty much all lithops, all the time -- in excruciating detail. (I might have a problem.) Consider yourselves warned. NJ USA Zone 6b/7a

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

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sushiwaitress

Hey #graftedcactus fans, I need some #advice. The #grafting stock is light green at the base and there's a little bit of brown near the soil line now. Is this rot? Underwatering? Overwatering? Any ideas? #gymnocalyciummihanovichii #dragonfruitcactus #advice-needed 21 Feb 2019 #pitaya

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mauspad

It is damn hard to overwater a pitaya in a mix like that. Can you stick your finger under the soil line to feel if it’s soft? Epiphytic cacti will sometimes naturally cork with age

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Muzz67

Looks ok to me?

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sushiwaitress

@mauspad @Muzz67 I poked my finger down into the soil and it was bone dry an inch down, so my current hypothesis is underwatering. I also noticed the grafting stock is thinner closer to the soil, so I'm thinking that might be a sign of dehydration.

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sushiwaitress

@mauspad @Muzz67 I gave him a good drink last night, and I'll be watching to see if he plumps back up over the next week or so.

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sushiwaitress

The lighter-color green at the base of the grafting stock reminded me that it's been... a while... since he last got any water. Sorry sorry sorrysorry... sorry... 30 Jan 2019 #mooncactus #gymnocalycium #gymnocalyciummihanovichii

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sushiwaitress

Update (checked my GT plant notes): 5 weeks since last water

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sushiwaitress

This guy says hi. 30 Jan 2019 #mooncactus #gymnocalycium #gymnocalyciummihanovichii

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sushiwaitress

This guy is top-heavy, and I knocked him over last night. So I took the opportunity to repot him. #mooncactus #gymnocalycium #gymnocalyciummihanovichii #windowsill #apartmentgarden

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sushiwaitress

My #mooncactus doesn't do a whole lot, but I noticed something the other day. There are new yellow areas on the top and on some of the pups. So I have a new theory: this is a yellow moon cactus that was incredibly sun-stressed to bring out the red color. And now that it's in my house it's going back to normal. So he's maybe a little less genetically abnormal than I thought, but he's still mine and I still love him.

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sushiwaitress

#gymnocalyciummihanovichii #gymnocalycium

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cyndi

So pretty and very cool

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sushiwaitress

0 for 2. Grafting fail. 20 July 2018 Either the baby plant was too weak and dehydrated (definitely a possibility) or the rubber bands were too tight. Or both. #graftedcactus #failure #experiment #alwayslearning #fail #trytryagain

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cyndi

#Wegrowinexperiencewitheachfailure sorry it didnt work this time. Xoxo

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sushiwaitress

Yep, and now I know something else to try for next time. 😊 @cyndi

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cyndi

Xoxo best wishes

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lovestogarden

I am impressed at your attempt. Good for you. It is on my bucket list. ❤👏👏👏

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sushiwaitress

Grafting fail. Womp womp. 20 July 2018 Either the baby plant was too weak and dehydrated (definitely a possibility) or the rubber bands were too tight. Or both. #graftedcactus #failure #experiment #alwayslearning #fail #trytryagain

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Naomi126

😩💋

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sushiwaitress

Just noticed that these fat babies on my #gymnocalyciummihanovichii are starting to turn yellow on top a little. How fun! The bottom half of the mother #mooncactus is also yellow. Yay genetic variation! #graftedcactus #succulentsunday #windowsill #apartmentgarden

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sushiwaitress

#closeup #upclose of my #graftedcactus #gymnocalyciummihanovichii and the #diy #graft I did last weekend. The baby plant was pretty soft when I cut it because it had been separated from its mom for several months, and I have severe doubts that this is going to take. 12 July 2018 #timewilltell #prediction #mooncactus

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renae

@sushiwaitress it’s worth a try. I always try to save the weak or sick plants. 😷

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cyndi

Never hurts to try. I would rather try and fail then not try at all. #bestgardenwisheswithextrakisses. For the plant to succeed

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sushiwaitress

@renae my grandmother (who is responsible for my love of plants) always says, "if it wants to live, it'll fight." @cyndi

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Naomi126

Has it taken 👌📸👌👀👌

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sushiwaitress

No, unfortunately. The pups were too long without water and were squishy and the rubber bands were too strong. They just got squished. @Naomi126 #liveandlearn #experiment #trytryagain

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sushiwaitress

#closeup #upclose of my #graftedcactus #gymnocalyciummihanovichii and the #diy #graft I did last weekend. The baby plant was pretty soft when I cut it because it had been separated from its mom for several months, and I have severe doubts that this is going to take. 12 July 2018 #timewilltell #prediction #mooncactus

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sushiwaitress

I found a YouTube video about how to graft cactus, and I was super excited because I'd picked up red and yellow baby moon cacti from the floor of Home Depot when I'd bought this guy but had no grafting stock to attach them to. I hope this works! #mooncactus #gymnocalyciummihanovichii #graftedcactus #diy #windowsill #apartmentgarden 8 July 2018

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sushiwaitress

How to graft cacti https://youtu.be/8QKqQtRYX4c

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Naomi126

👌📸👌👀👌

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sushiwaitress

Here's my new #cutie! I didn't know #mooncactus with bright colors don't have chlorophyll and thus need to be grafted to live. Once I learned that, I had a lot more respect for these humble little guys. I saw a yellow-and-red one before and didn't buy it and then couldn't stop thinking about it, so I went back to where I'd seen it and got one today. Yay! 🌵#wishlistnomore

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sushiwaitress

Anybody have a source for adorably tiny grafting stock? The two red and yellow babies need some food.

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍 love the 2 little ones too !!

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