2014 – Grafting

If you see life at the top of a failing plant, there is a chance you can graft that top, or scion, onto another plant, called the stock plant. The grafting process is actually quite simple. The important points: 1. Both the scion and stock must be from the same genus to prevent rejection. 2. The vascular tissues of the scion and stock must be aligned. 3. The blade used for cutting must be sharp and sterilized. Following is the process of grafting what remained of a rare succulent plant to a stronger stock base – performed by Tom Degnan.

Pictures by Jolie Krupnik