A: Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.
Benefits of the graft:
- making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
- taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
- introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
- easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful
Exotic color of Desert Rose, one of the most beautiful... more
Desert Rose (Adenium) Thong Panchang, Grafted
Exotic color of Desert Rose, one of the most beautiful color varieties - triple yellow flower with red stripes. The plant is with caudex, blooming size. See picture of size of caudex.
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