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Grafting Step-by-step Example 4

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Yet Another Flat Grafting in Pictures

This graft was done on 4 June 2000. The graft is a Mammillaria gracilis offset, the variety with no central spines and soft white spines. The stock plant is an Echinopsis.

Get all the plant specimen and tools in order first. The vascular ring or bundle of the stock plant is visible in the picture on the right.

When the graft is ready to be put onto the stock, bevel the edges of the stock so that shrinkage will not separate the two sections of the graft. I use a sharp razor blade in order to slide plant tissue cleanly. Avoid crushing plant tissue on the graft surfaces. A razor will also give you a nice flat surface.

Put the graft onto the stock and tie it in place with rubber bands. For larger plants, use rocks to weigh down the graft so that there is constant contact pressure. The rubber bands are left on for a week, after which the graft should be quite secure.


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