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Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 12:55 AM CST

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Hey all

I was looking for a thread regarding grafting. It will be helpful for newbies like me to learn proper and correct way of grafting. If there is already a thread pl merge it .
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India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 1:08 AM CST
I got this broken branch in the neighborhood. Was thinking of using a part as a graft on the sucker of my other adenium. Will propagate the left over cutting .
Any suggestions regarding this . Should I cut the branch which has buds and propagate it and can take a part from the main branch to graft. Pl advice .
Pl share how do you graft. It will be of great help

Thank You!
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Kaktus
Sep 8, 2021 2:04 AM CST
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.
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India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 3:51 AM CST
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.

I have never done grafting, this was the first time I bought any grafted plant that too didn't know it had sucker Sad so without disturbing my other plants thought I already got a broken branch will try this .

I am scared to graft , just to save the existing plant I was thinking this . I am new to adeniums so don't know much . That is why posted here .

For grafting the suckers , will use the grafted branch in Feb then . Thanks for suggesting Smiling I hope I have that much time to save the adenium. Smiling
India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 3:53 AM CST
Should I propagate the branch with bud separately?
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Kaktus
Sep 8, 2021 4:58 AM CST
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.
If they look healthy, do nothing
India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 5:03 AM CST
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.


Ok , thank you. Will make 2 cuttings and propagate Smiling
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 8, 2021 7:01 PM CST
@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.
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Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 7:41 PM CST
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.


Well said @gigiplumeria , will leave them alone and will see how they do.



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.


I pruned my oldest adenium sometime back as after uppotting it toppled because of heavy branches. It grows like crazy.
So I tried to propagate cuttings . Luckily this time cuttings survived but very slow growth rate.

I have cut from the top as well, like like because of this the growth rate is show. I saw one video which says that need to leave newest growth of leaves on the branch so that it's on the growth path.

I used coarse sand in a small pot , dried the cuttings for 2-3 days and after planting kept indoors for again 2-3 days . Didn't give water for 5 days as used slighlty moist media . Watered when the media was dry till the bottom. Recently added bit of soil and organic fertilizer (dried banana peels, onion peels , less quantity of dried tea leaves - all grinded in a powder form )for nutrition .


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GigiPlumeria
Sep 8, 2021 7:46 PM CST
Hurray! congratulations!

I think the key is to use more mature branches. At least thick pencil size or bigger.
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 8, 2021 7:51 PM CST
https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

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.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 8, 2021 7:55 PM CST
Here is grafting by Walt
https://garden.org/thread/view...
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India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 9:43 PM CST
GigiPlumeria said: Hurray! congratulations!

I think the key is to use more mature branches. At least thick pencil size or bigger.


Yeah Smiling , soft green ones will not root. Smiling
India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 9:44 PM CST
GigiPlumeria said:Here is grafting by Walt
https://garden.org/thread/view...


Will check out
India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 9:47 PM CST
GigiPlumeria said:https://garden.org/ideas/view/gone2seed/53/Grafting-Adenium-101/

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.

Thanks Gigi, will check this out as well. I was searching in the forum yesterday didn't find .. for past some days I am getting error 520 multiple times in the forum . Don't know why .
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 8, 2021 10:39 PM CST
Yes there is a Site Talk Forum
discussing the error. I think it is a web hosting server error. Not something you did.
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India (Zone 13b)
Adeniums
Aashna
Sep 8, 2021 11:02 PM CST
@gigiplumeria
Thank You! for the Acorn .
Was checking my profile and saw acorn and I was like how did I get , I didn't post anything Thinking Grin
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 9, 2021 5:18 AM CST
You are Welcome! that is for successfully rooting desert rose cuttings! Big Grin
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Kaktus
Sep 9, 2021 6:16 AM CST
Aashna, I just sent you some Acorn also, that is for peeling the skin of your adenium Rolling on the floor laughing
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India (Zone 13b)
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Aashna
Sep 9, 2021 6:22 AM CST
GigiPlumeria said:You are Welcome! that is for successfully rooting desert rose cuttings! Big Grin


Thank you Smiling Group hug

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