Hibiscus Propagation
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   Side Graft
   Wedge Graft
   Rind/Bark Graft



The Side Graft

As stated earlier, this is the easiest technique for many. For a rooted cutting in a tube, it is necessary to pull upwards with the left hand while applying downward pressure with the cutting blade at the right angle. Otherwise the pressure may break the roots off.

  • Make sure the angle stays constant with only a firm pressure
  • Use a rocking forward-back motion, not a hard shove
  • Try not to "scoop" - no curved cuts!
  • Try to cut the scion with a "flat" cut without scooping
  • Practice on scrap prunings for you will need lots of practice
  • Unrooted cuttings from pencil to finger thickness will do
  • Remember, tough tape can pull "soft" wood in to close gaps!!!

Here is a picture sequence which may help give the idea.

Other grafting sites of interest are provided by:

     Larry Johnston
     Jim Purdie


Practise the angle Now apply pressure Rock forward Then back
Forward again Back again. Test the cut depth Insert the scion
Down she goes! The fit's OK. It's a wrap!!