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 Sulcorebutia with Opuntia flowers
A very strange event: various species of Sulcorebutia grafted on Opuntia compressa encourage the grafting stock to bloom...

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Sulcorebutias with flowers of Opuntia compressa from the grafting stock
A very curious and handsome blooming event.

 

 

 

Sulcorebutia gerosenilis KK 2005 with a flowers of Opuntia compressa used as grafting stock
Opuntia flowers and Sulcorebutia gerosenilis KK2005
Sulcorebutia tiraquensis var, aguilarii HS220  with a flowers of Opuntia compressa used as grafting stock
Opuntia flowers and Sulcorebutia tiraquensis var aguilarii HS220
 

 


 


And Opuntia fruit too !!!!


Among so many kinds of cactus grafted on Opuntia compressa only the Sulcorebuties stimulate the grafting stock to bloom. The Sulcorebutias probably produce hormones able to activate the flowering of the Opuntia. This is remarkable if we consider the very minute dimension of the Opuntias utilized. The result is curious and very handsome. This is the demonstration that the plants joined by graft constitute a symbiosis in which the two parts influences one to each other, and mutually contribute to sustain the biological process of life like: photosynthesis, water, feeding, blooming etc. They support one to each other in a very collaborative and active way. The two parts are one.
 

Sulcorebutia rauschii HS 121/1 with a flowers of Opuntia compressa used as grafting stock
Opuntia flowers and
 Sulcorebutia rauschii HS121/1

 
Sulcorebutia augustinii HS152 with a flowers of Opuntia compressa used as grafting stock
Opuntia flowers and
 Sulcorebutia augustinii HS152

 
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