Graft seperated, can I callus & root it without cutting square?

NJZ7(6 and 3/4)July 26, 2014

I just received a grafted plumeria plant, Lava Flow, that separated at the graft.

The seller is replacing it for me free of charge so that is no problem.

I would like to try callusing and rooting the scion section, but it is cut on a diagonal slant.

The cutting is about 6 inches long now; if I square off the cut end it will be about 4 inches long.

Can I callus and try to root the cutting without cutting the diagonal end square?

Is there any particular brand or strength of rooting hormone recommended for plumeria? This would be my first attempt at rooting a cutting.

Thanks,
Ron

This post was edited by NJZ7 on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 21:04

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NJZ7(6 and 3/4)

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    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 11:07AM
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NJZ7(6 and 3/4)

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    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 11:14AM
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jandey1(TX8)

With it being so small I would just root as is. If this were early spring, and it had a lot of mass or length I'd maybe re-cut to a flat base. Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 9:01AM
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Pondplant_kid(9b)

I'd recut and try to regraft it. Doesn't hurt to try.

Josh

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 2:04PM
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jandey1(TX8)

At this point every cut you make means more precious latex lost to the small cutting. I thinks it's too late after being taken off the original plant to try re-grafting.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 9:50AM
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disneyhorse(10A)

I would plant it as-is. Can't hurt!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 1:21PM
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kasiec

Hi Ron - That looks to be well callused. So I would re-root as is in a clear cup or water bottle with holes punched out at the bottom. This way you can monitor the rooting activity without having the urge to lift out the cutting to check for roots. The bottom portion with roots is probably a seedling. You can pot that up. It will most like produce 2 or more tips and form a small tree. Good luck to you.

~Kasie

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 7:27PM
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