Grafting Adenium 101: Great info!

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Grafting Adenium 101

By gone2seed
July 25, 2010

I will admit right here that my first attempt at grafting was a complete failure. Only one of twelve grafts survived and grew. It was almost enough to make me give up. What kept me trying was a couple of chance natural grafts that live on one of my plant benches. If these two could be secure grafts without any help from anyone, then surely I could get two pieces of adenium to grow together. My second attempt went somewhat better with nine of twelve succeeding. This will be my third try.

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Jul 25, 2010 8:15 PM CST
JT, I enjoyed the article but you are way ahead of me! Thanks for sharing all that information.
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Debbie
Jul 26, 2010 6:48 AM CST
Yes, me too Connie, but great to know what possibilities are ahead.
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valleylynn
Jul 26, 2010 11:28 AM CST
It really does sound like any of us can do this using your information JT. Thank you so much. Before I try grafting I have to make sure I can keep my Adenium alive. So far so good, they look healthy & happy. I am very new to this.
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Debbie
Aug 23, 2010 11:45 PM CST
JT, I am so interested in your articles. I have a quick question. What is the purpose of grafting. I know one day I will shake my head at my question, but, for now, I'd like to know.
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gone2seed
Aug 24, 2010 8:06 AM CST
Debbie,
Grafting serves only one purpose and that is insuring that you get the variety you want.
Some Ebay sellers are creating mass confusion by implying that dr's come true from seed.That is not so and even if the offspring happen to look similar,they are not the parent plant.Grafting gets the customer the plant they want but grafting has it's drawbacks.The resulting plants do not grow as well,or as fast,as seed grown plants and the base will continually try to put out branches below the graft.If left on these will qiuickly over grow the grafted part.
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Debbie
Aug 24, 2010 8:55 AM CST
Thank you so much JT. Finally I understand. :)

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