29 Nov

Ariocarpus – The Living Rocks in my Garden

Though I am not a fan of grafted plants but I could not resist to the beauty of these grafted specimens of Ariocarpus. I have purchased and added three new Ariocarpus plants (also known as Living Rocks) to my collection:

Ariocarpus fissuratus

Ariocarpus fissuratus (Buy seeds online) is one of my favorites of all species of Ariocarpus. This grafted plant has succulent green leaves with multiple heads and is ready to flower. Usually, it would take at least a decade to mature and produce flowers. The fissures on leaves make this plant stand out from rest of the plants in its family.

ariocarpus fissuratus

Ariocarpus fissuratus

Ariocarpus retusus

Ariocarpus retusus (Buy seeds online) is the most popular species of Ariocarpus. Perhaps, it is also the most grafted and commercially grown species. It produces abundant woolly hair and flowers.

grafted plant of ariocarpus retusus

Ariocarpus retusus

Ariocarpus Trigonus

Ariocarpus Trigonus is perhaps the most common species of Ariocarpus. It germinates easily from seeds and grows well when grafted on a healthy stock.

grafting of ariocarpus trigonus plant

Ariocarpus trigonus

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