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Name: Robert B
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RobertB
Aug 10, 2014 4:11 PM CST
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The yellow paring knife is perfect for grafting, it came in a set from Publix.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 10, 2014 5:03 PM CST

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Great work Robert and Stuart!! Thanks for taking the time to do this. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 14, 2014 2:10 PM CST
Thank you! I hope you submit this in the Ideas section for safekeeping. I am starring this post. I don't know that I own a knife sharp enough to do this but one day, I might get brave because I suck at rooting!
June 14, 2016 UPDATE. I still haven't been brave enough to try grafting. But I don't suck at rooting plumeria any more.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 14, 2014 3:51 PM CST

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Cheryl I've made this thread sticky so it will always stay at the top of the Plumeria forum.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 14, 2014 7:44 PM CST
That's awesome! I hope I can post a Sticky one day! Hurray!
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Name: Pam
Milton, Florida (Zone 8b)
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pagagulf
Aug 18, 2014 2:11 PM CST
Thank you for posting this Robert and Stuart! Very easy to understand and I plan on trying this out next spring. Thank You!
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Sep 5, 2014 5:50 PM CST
A little updating now after three weeks.....

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This is the Kapalua one, doing very nicely after three weeks. Took the support tape and bamboo spikes left the wax tape on it will come off in a few more days.
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This is the one from the above series. As you can see it is looking fine.

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Name: Hetty
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Sep 5, 2014 6:41 PM CST

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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 7, 2014 4:49 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up can't help but notice the blooms of Tobas fire behind Stuart.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
May 5, 2015 5:39 PM CST
I tried this again this weekend but I think I missed a couple steps. I should have re read this before I did my grafting. By the way, where can you buy a grafting tape? I don't like ordering supplies online so if you can recommend a store it will be helpful.
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Name: Ararajuba Leao
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
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ararajuba
May 22, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Friends,
Has anyone tried grafting plumeria buds?
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
May 22, 2015 10:15 AM CST
Ararajuba Welcome! I tried grafting but I only have 1 successful graft compared to my 10+ experiments.

What do you mean by buds? The inflo where the flowers will bloom or the bud for new growth?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 22, 2015 1:51 PM CST

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Bud grafting is done a lot in Thailand. A friend here tried it once but unsuccessfully. Here is a picture.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
May 22, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Oh I did try 3 of these because I read that it was another way to multiply your expensive collection but my bud grafts dried out unless than a week and the host plant now has ugly gouges *Blush*
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Mark619
Jun 20, 2015 12:48 PM CST
Tried my first grafting project yesterday....fingers crossed, tried three different cuts...
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 20, 2015 2:19 PM CST
What's the root-stock, Mark, and what's the scions?
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Mark619
Jun 20, 2015 2:52 PM CST
The root stock is a NOID that I've had for about 3 years hasn't grown anymore just leaves out..leaves don't get any bigger than about 10 inches and only has flowered 1 time small flower too...the cuttings i grafted on to it are Kaiulani..think I spelled it right lol...
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Jun 24, 2015 3:55 PM CST
Nicely done instructions and photo's! Hurray!

What exactly is the point of grafting Plumeria's when cuttings are so easy to root? Is there some benefit to mixing the root-stock with a different scion?

If the root stock is a NOID that isn't growing the way you want it to, won't it 'stunt' the one you grafted to it? I don't get it... Confused
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 25, 2015 1:45 AM CST

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The main reason for grafting is to get an already established, strong root system. In my experience a grafted plant will be at least a year ahead of a rooted cutting in development.
The root stock does not affect the growth of the scion.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 25, 2015 5:54 AM CST
Please explain what you mean: "a grafted plant will be at least a year ahead of a rooted cutting in development". Then you state: "The root stock does not affect the growth of the scion". Doesn't the very fact that it is a year ahead indicate that the growth of the scion was affected? I apologize for my confusion. Maybe its just too early in the AM and the fact that I have to fast before my back is injected today. Sticking tongue out

By the way, every single graft of those seed-pod bearing plants failed. There were five of them. As you remember, it was recommended to do this last October/November. Neither the root-stock nor the scion rotted though. The scions did dehydrate. I'm now rooting those scions. I have a feeling I will lose all or most of them, but I had plenty of those cuttings besides the seed-pot ones.
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