Plumeria forum: grafted plueria

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 19, 2014 6:00 AM CST
Hetty, or anyone else that has experienced this, please tell me what to do. Last year I posted a couple of pictures of my first-time grafting, and to say the least, thought the grafts "took", they are ugly. I did both the angle and the "V" grafts. Is there anything I can do to clean up those graft sites. Perhaps just shaving down the knobby areas so that they are smooth? I assume these shaved areas would callus over and the plant would be OK, but would the callus be more aesthetic than the uneven graft portions?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 19, 2014 6:34 AM CST

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Leave the graft sites alone. Definitely do not shave down the knobby areas. I can assure you that once these are trees nobody will notice the graft; but if it bothers you it is perfectly OK to bury the stalk up to the graft site.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 19, 2014 6:42 AM CST
OK, Hetty, you are the expert. I will just leave those ugly grafts alone and try to do a better, more aesthetic grafting job in the future. Thank You!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 19, 2014 7:46 AM CST

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Practice makes perfect Rolling my eyes.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 19, 2014 8:15 AM CST
People have long said I was a perfectionist, so I hope so! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
May 21, 2014 12:48 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Leave the graft sites alone. Definitely do not shave down the knobby areas. I can assure you that once these are trees nobody will notice the graft; but if it bothers you it is perfectly OK to bury the stalk up to the graft site.


I agree
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