Kaktus said:Aashna, my grafting success rate is not stable and not very high, then I will not in the position to share the how to here..
But you may need to revisit the reason for grafting, usually the main reason for people to perform grafting on their adeniums is to get a better varieties of the adeniums, eg. our current adenium is a basic/common single petalled pink adenium, then we found a good triple petalled orange adeniums cuttings to graft on our existing adenium, so that in the future we will have that triple orange adenium as our collection.
While in your case, you want to graft a broken branch from neighborhood to your adeniums, is that a right decision? why not consider cutting one of your grafted branch ( assume the branch is old enough ) to the suckers ? Then you will have full 4 branches with the same grafted species.
Note: in this case I assume the grafting is a success one.
Kaktus said:yes, you can try to propagate the branch, the success rate is not very high, but no harm to try, just let the branch air dry for 2 days then you can just stick it in an unused pot with the same media for other adeniums.
GigiPlumeria said:@Aashna I think your double bloom desert roses are doing just fine. I don't think you really have to worry about it. You could do more damage with rot if you try to cut the tips during rainy season. Wait until your plant is more established and has grown. I did more damage checking my plants instead of just leaving them alone.
Good luck on your cuttings. I have no luck with it. I tried making them callous. Tried sand and perlite but still no luck. I will wait till next spring to see if I will have better luck. For now, my new motto is to just leave them alone (suckers and all) and let them grow.
GigiPlumeria said: congratulations!
I think the key is to use more mature branches. At least thick pencil size or bigger.
GigiPlumeria said:Here is grafting by Walt
Here is a thread of attempted grafting. I would avoid those long cuttings to graft. When I tried to follow these steps, the tip of a pencil size Branch adhered better. Also a 1 inch length with growth tips starting did better. I only used superglue and flat graft but like @Kaktus, I am not good at it.
GigiPlumeria said:You are that is for successfully rooting desert rose cuttings!