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By Vitaliy Derevyanko, Krasnoyarsk


Most cactophiles who own cultivars have the same questions: if my one-color (variegated) plant blooms what shell I do? How to pollinate them correctly: one-color with one-color, one-color with variegated, one-color with normal or are there any other combinations? How to keep pollen if they do not bloom simultaneously? When should I gather the seeds and when sow them? At what combination of pollination there is higher percentage of colored plants or germinating?

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There are more than 100 variegated and one-color plants in my collection. Most of them belong to two genera: Gymnocalycium and Аstrophytym. All the variegated plants grow on own roots and one-color plants are grafted. I use both my own seeds and the ones that Nicolay Fedyukin, Moscow, sends me free. Thanks to him.

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