Make a super-glue graft step by step

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Make a super-glue graft step by step

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1. First you need super-glue.
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2. Next something to clean your tools with. I use this hand gel.
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3. I use a paper knife...
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4. Time to make the cut. In this demonstration I make a top cutting for future growing.
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5. This is how it looks like after the cutting.
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6. The first cut to make a good platform for the graft.
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7. Now you have a choice where to make the cut, depending of how wide the scion is.
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8. Time to prepare the scion.
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9. This time I pulled the "older" seedling from the pot and cut it from the root afterwards.
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10. Then cut the stock where it fit the scion.
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11. Align the scion so the vascular rings get contact and add some pressure. Add super-glue to the part you can reach without removing the pressure.
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12. Wait for a minute or two and rotate the pot. Add glue to the rest of the joint.
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13. Wait for some more minutes and the glue have hardened.
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Finished!!

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Post by daiv »

Nice tutorial Christer (I made it a 'sticky' post.)

So what do you do with the bottom of the scion? You should be able to graft that too and get all kinds of pups on it.
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daiv wrote:Nice tutorial Christer (I made it a 'sticky' post.)

So what do you do with the bottom of the scion? You should be able to graft that too and get all kinds of pups on it.
This time I just threw it away :oops: But usually I let it stay in the pot and just cut the top. Then I get multi headed plants later ;)
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can bottom of scion also be grafted???
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Post by cooky173 »

Yes, it can.

I think the little tubes in a plant are to move stuff around a plant, not necessarily to the top. Even if it was, the pressure the stock can generate would probably overcome any resistance.

I currently have an Echinocereus Viridflorus with a couple of areoles and the roots grafted to Pereskiopsis, no growth yet, but I am coming into winter.

I also have a grafted Echinocereus species areole grafted, which has started to grow, so for some species you can graft areoles as well.
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ok, I've grafted two gymno's this way last tuesday, so far so good.
I'm removing the baggy on monday, at least it seems very well attached!
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StrUktO wrote:ok, I've grafted two gymno's this way last tuesday, so far so good.
I'm removing the baggy on monday, at least it seems very well attached!
So you used super-glue? :)
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yes I did :D
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Great work!
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But can i use any glue type? , or some could burn the cactus ?
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XP_2600 wrote:But can i use any glue type? , or some could burn the cactus ?
If it's based on methyl cyanoacrylate it should be safe for the plant. See Wikipedia.
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Post by Christer Johansson »

An update :)

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Post by alkravi »

Looks really nice, I see you made the stock shorter?
Actually I was warried a bit that the leftovers of a glue will spoil the view, but I can't even see them. Maybe I will try this glue method soon.
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alkravi wrote:Looks really nice, I see you made the stock shorter?
This graft was made on the top of a big plant and I made that graft and took a cutting in the same time. Made 4 grafts from one tall stock at the same time 8)
Actually I was warried a bit that the leftovers of a glue will spoil the view, but I can't even see them. Maybe I will try this glue method soon.


The glue cracks and leave the tissue when it grows, so it will not remain :)
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Post by madadi »

would you recommend this method only for decent size seedlings? around 1-2+cm diameter? you don't need super glue for small seedlings right? great info you shared on this site.
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