NEXT MEETING: April 11, 2017 6:30PM
“Propagation of Cacti and Succulents” presented by Rob Roy MacGregor
I spent my younger years fishing and riding motorcycles in Baja California and our local desert. It was then I was first introduced to desert plants. We bought our house in Riverside in 2004, where I proceeded to plant cacti on our ½ acre yard in attempts to recreate the desert scenes I was so familiar with in my youth. I began volunteering at a local cactus garden and soon after I joined a cactus club. I eventually started working at Prickly Palace, a cactus garden and nursery. I was surrounded by people who were very supportive and insisted that I learn the proper scientific names and terms. This drove me to read and learn more. This new knowledge shared with me through friends and speakers at the cactus club encouraged me to experiment with all aspects of growing and propagating.
My talk is a hands-on experience. I will be giving demonstrations on forced propagations by using bisection, decapitation, and hot nailing. I will discuss and show examples of all the above from start to finish. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures.