Spring is without a doubt the best time to be busy in your backyard. The winter can be unkind to many plants, so Spring is the ideal time to rejuvenate your garden.
There’s nothing more rejuvenating than plant propagation.
After all, spring is all about rebirth, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth. So, you might as well take advantage of the season.
Before you look forward to visiting your favorite summer beach, take this opportunity to give your yard a makeover.
A flower that represents women.
“Hibiscus flowers are considered very feminine. Therefore, they are usually given to women. In North America, hibiscus flowers are used to symbolize the perfect woman or wife. Otherwise, the meaning of the flower varies depending on its color and the culture in which it is given.”
Hibiscus is a favorite among all plant lovers. They are gorgeous with their strikingly colorful flowers, sometimes as big as your dinner plate.
The flower’s radiant petals are all too alluring not just to people, but also to butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pretty pollinators.
There is a very simple way to invite all the loveliness into your yard that this plant has to offer.
This viral video will teach us a thing or two about grafting.
For those who are not familiar with grafting, it is explained as a,
“technique whereby tissues of plants are joined so as to continue their growth together. The upper part of the combined plant is called the scion while the lower part is called the rootstock.”
Grafting boils down to reproduction but not through pollination.
Grafting is a no-sweat procedure.
To successfully perform this method, just follow the steps below as shown in the video.
- Prepare the upper part (scion) by picking branches of your favorite color of hibiscus. Then cut its leaves and flowers, leaving just the branch itself. Trim the end that will be connected to the rootstock in a “V” shape.
- Now, prepare the rootstock by slowly and carefully slicing into the end that will receive the scion, as demonstrated in the video.
- Cut through it, preferably an inch or two deep, just make sure the cut is deep enough to hold the V-shape end part of the scion.
- Once you’re done preparing the lower and upper parts, just insert the V-shape part of the scion into the sliced part of the rootstock. Make sure they fit perfectly to each other, then tie them up firmly with cellophane.
- Wrap the combined parts up slightly past where the scion is joined to the rootstock.
- Now cover it with a plastic bag that reaches down past the cellophane, but make sure there is plenty of air space around the tips of the scion. Then, zip-tie it closed. Keep the soil moist at all times.
After 3 weeks to a month, sprouts will start to come out.
It will go into full blossom in the 2nd month or so. You may then remove the cellophane wrapped around it because the scion and rootstock have already combined successfully by then.
The process is straight to the point and if you haven’t noticed, it doesn’t require a lot of gardening tools.
You can apply grafting to plants or flowers with stems and branches that are sturdy enough to carry on the entire process.
Watch the video below to see how it’s done.
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