Tying and wrapping materials must hold the graft partners together until the union forms.
Some materials need to be tied while others are self adhesive.
In some cases the tying material also prevents the union from drying.
Tying materials include:
- Budding rubbers
- Waxed string
- Polyethylene tape
- Nursery tape
- Grafting clips
Tied grafts must be waxed or placed under high humidity. Tying materials must be removed after graft heals.
It is common to tie each with a slip knot that allows the grafter to easily remove these materials before they girdle the graft.
There are elastic materials that wrap around a graft. Polyethylene tape grafts must be waxed, while parafilm is water tight and needs no waxing.
Nursery tape is self-adhering and used for root grafting.
If placed under the soil it will decompose and does not need to be removed.
Nursery adhesive tape
Grafting clips are a quick way to secure splice grafts.
Commonly used for vegetable grafting.
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