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    Oh, in time i write my answer some1 answer first! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] , this tings abouth internet are weird..... That page is very expliciti, the pictures say alot, but.... the base dont need to be so damaged, so big the base and so small the head?, or need to?, we just do the cut, and the base of the same size, the head, i must say look like they fit perfect!, well tink to tink all abouth, good shokuchuu found that page!, well if u decide change the down part, Good luck!,i have a Graft, (so thats the name....), is 4 months old and look great, maybe if ppl take care alot abouth the cacti it will live longer, one base have a baby, and they look good, well good luck and take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (LLeopardGGecko @ Jan. 18 2006,8:33)]Now that I've read that site, it seems that grafting isn't too impossible. The thing is, where would I get a new stem/bottom portion?
    Unless you try the specialist nurseries, you'll have to try and find Hylocereus for sale in local stores. I'm not sure whether other cacti such as Trichocereus pachanoi and Myrtillocactus geometrizans make good root stocks for G. mihanovichii. It might be worthwhile experimenting, though it would all come down to how dear the plant is to your missus!

    Grafting cacti is actually quite easy as long as the basic steps of hygiene and patience are taken.

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    UPDATE: G. mihanovichii can be successfully grafted onto other rootstocks, most likely the very vigorous Trichocereus spp..

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (shokuchuu @ Jan. 18 2006,12:58)]UPDATE: G. mihanovichii can be successfully grafted onto other rootstocks, most likely the very vigorous Trichocereus spp..

    Info.

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    Ah, thanks so much Amori! And yes, this cactus is VERY important to my girlfriend so I really want to try to save it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    So is Trichocereus spp easy to find in stores? Do you think I'd be able to find it at Home Depot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (LLeopardGGecko @ Jan. 18 2006,9:08)]So is Trichocereus spp easy to find in stores? Do you think I'd be able to find it at Home Depot?
    They're usually popular as landscaping plants, and are quite common, despite their containing appreciable amounts of mind-altering chemicals (but that's not important right now).

    I'd try Home Depot, and if that proves fruitless, there are countless mail-order suppliers that actually sell them as stock plants for dirt cheap. The one I'd recommend most is T. pachanoi as it's easy to work with, very vigorous and can be found for sale anywhere online (eBay, for example).

    Good luck!

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    Thanks Amori. You rock [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

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    Don't keep it dry all winter. The stock, which is probably hylerocerus, is a tropical, epiphytic cactus that inhabits moist environments. It is still good to reduce water in winter a bit though

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    So 80 watts is all it takes to grow cacti indoors? Off to Lowes I shall go.

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