Adenium Autopsy

BronxFigsMay 3, 2012

Basic question:

If one was to slice, lengthwise, through a branch that had another variety grafted onto it, what would the graft union look like? Would the new, grafted branch, become part of the original branch structure, or is the grafted branch only attached near the outer skin portion of the branches. Does the interior tissue of the branches also fuse together, or is it just the outer skin portion that fuses?

Frank

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karyn1(7a)

I believe the entire thing fuses, all layers. I know that at least the cambium layers definitely need to fuse.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 8:06AM
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BronxFigs

Exactly....that's my point, and why I asked. Just how much fusing takes place, and where? I think, if I were to bet, that it is only at the cambium layer where fusion takes place. And if this is true, what prevents the un-fused, tissues from rotting internally, from lack of nutrition? There has to be more to this story.

Growers of grafted plants: Do you ever experience any sudden graft-failures?

Frank

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:49AM
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ltran54(9)

All I know is graft plant won't grow as fast as original plant. Graft will take longer to collects energy to care for itself.
Yes, the graft is easy to die and needs more care. Easy to fail in winter than original no graft plant.
Marie

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 11:43AM
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