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

Posted by NJZ7 6 and 3/4 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 12:46

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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RE: Graft seperated, can I callus & root it without cutting squar

  • Posted by NJZ7 6 and 3/4 (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 11:07

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  • Posted by NJZ7 6 and 3/4 (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 11:14

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RE: Graft seperated, can I callus & root it without cutting squar

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!


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RE: Graft seperated, can I callus & root it without cutting squar

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


Josh


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RE: Graft seperated, can I callus & root it without cutting squar

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.


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RE: Graft seperated, can I callus & root it without cutting squar

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


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RE: Graft seperated, can I callus & root it without cutting squar

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


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