Grafting Tape vs. Transparent Tape vs. Paper Tape

yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)September 23, 2012

I think I am going to graft my seedlings. I saw where Marie uses transparent tape but I have read about special grafting tape. I can't get grafting tape locally and everywhere I see online to order it, it is too expensive for me because they want you to buy alot or just because it is expensive.

I can't see how the transparent tape would stay on very well especially if it rains. What about paper tape? That stays on a bit better when wet.

Any sources for grafting tape that aren't expensive (i.e., under $20 including shipping)?

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ltran54(9)

Yumtomatoes, any tape you do, the same tape you use for Xmas wrapping. Just to hold the scion down and you tape around it. Cover with plastic bag for about 10 days or 2 weeks at the most.....I bought the tape in Walmart and it was the cheapest I can find. Under $1
Marie

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 12:35AM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

Ok, I think I am going to try the paper tape then.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 12:55AM
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teyo(7b)

you can use any tape. i've found the best quality to be parafilm, it's used in laboratory work to seal vials of all kinds (you just cut to measure), it is extremely stretchy in all directions but waterproof and not easily torn. a tiny piece will cover a scion completely and the ends can be wrapped up easily.
i've seen it sold on ebay, not extremely expensive and a roll will last a lifetime. i get mine from the lab i work in.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 6:43AM
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karyn1(7a)

I use floral tape. It's stretchy and adheres to itself, like Kling, without any glue. It's also waterproof. You can find it in any craft or floral shop. Good luck with your grafts.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 8:42AM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

Thanks karyn and teyo!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 7:51PM
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eirol_99

check this flat grafting technique..

Here is a link that might be useful: flat grafting

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 6:15AM
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ltran54(9)

Mr. Khuong is very well know person with desert rose in Viet Nam.
Even Siam adenium mentioned that he learned the graft techniques, and hand polinate to be double and triple from Mr. Khuong beginning in 2006 (if I am not mistaking).

I like flat grafting and even better with the graft without using any tape. I tryed some last June and all of it took too.

Marie

    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 10:51AM
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eirol_99

a flat grafted adenium for about 2 weeks

    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 1:01AM
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karyn1(7a)

I've always used the cleft graft but am going to try the flat graft next spring. It looks much easier and from what I've heard the results are better.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 8:39AM
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Tolip(Tropical)

@eirol_99

What an amazing grafting job you've done with your plant. Were they sucessful?

Do you have a picture of the plant now?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 6:52AM
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Wisteria_Guy(7)

While researching grafting tapes, I found this video on using Hydrofilm as grafting tape. Hydrofilm is a waterproof transparent film for dressing wounds. The author states that it breathes so the graft will not rot and is transparent so you can observe the health and progress of the graft.

I have not tried it myself but I will give it a go.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to graft grapes

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 2:25AM
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