Non-Chlorophyllic Cacti (I Haz Them)

Cactus and Ramen KatamariThis post exists simply to help me remember that the two ornamental cacti I just bought are actually FOUR cacti: two hosts and two parasites.

The brightly-colored tops of these cacti are called Gymnocalycium hibotan, aka “chin cactus”, and contain no chlorophyll due to genetic mutation, and so cannot sustain themselves. The chins have to be grafted onto host cacti.

I’m not sure what kind of cactus I have under the chins though. Anybody know?

Behold, a weird art flick about how to graft cacti.

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