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Crossing Cacti

Discussion in 'UO Botany and Nutrition' started by Umfufu, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Umfufu

    Umfufu Journeyman
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    Apr 3, 2007
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    Hi Fellow Gardners,

    I thought I share this with you.
    As most of us know, nowadays to xpolly the Cacti type plants is like playing the lottery.

    I was looking at my B&W plant collection and notcied I was missing a few types including the Prickly Pear Cactus.
    Realizing it may take some time/effort to xpolly this plant into a black mutant, I planted 50 Red Prickly Pear Cactus 19 days ago.

    Here the results of the xpolly and plucking if the full grown plants (400 seeds):

    1 Mutant White, to my luck it turned out to be a Prickly Pear Cactus (gave 8 white seeds, lucky no SoR from this plant)
    21 SoR
    371 seeds in the mix from 18 different plant types, 17 the Gen 1&2 plants and the Flowery Cactus

    It is going to be a very tough project to finally get the black mutant Prickly Pear Cactus.
    Today I will start 50 new and hope for the best at the next xpolly.
  2. FrejaSP

    FrejaSP Queen of The Outlaws
    Professional Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Patron The DarkOutlaws, TDO

    Apr 12, 2001
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    I had got bonsai seed too from crossing cactus with other plants, both from the flower cactus and tribarrel cactus