Date: 1999 April 6
Mammillaria goldii (sometimes listed as a sub-species or variety of M. saboae remains a distinctive plant for collectors, if only for an apparent difficulty in keeping it alive in cultivation.
As is often done, I grafted this plant, soon after buying it, onto
Trichocereus pachanoi which is a reliable method for keeping them
alive, though it results in unnatural elongation of the plant body, and
the prolific offsetting seen here. For me, the most important thing
is to keep the plant alive, as I am not particularly interested in producing
plants which will be appreciated by judges at shows. Now that I have got
lots of offsets, I have the choice of re-grafting them, or trying some
on their own roots.