What is The Best Cactus for Grafting?

The best rootstock for grafting cactus, in terms of overall ease, is Myrtillocactus geometrizans, or Blue Myrtle. Several other varieties get high marks for specific situations, such as Stenocereus pruinosus for pest resistance, Hylocereus undatus (Dragon Fruit) for natural growth form and Pereskiopsis spathulata for scion growth speed.

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