Cleft Grafting, Top-Wedge Graft or V-Graft - Part 4

(This is the continuation from Part 3)

  1. Move the grafted plant to a quiet part in the garden where it will be shaded and won't be disturbed. I usually place it under the shade of taller garden plants.

Cleft Grafting, Top-Wedge Graft or V-Graft - Part 3

(This is the continuation from Part 2)

  1. To prepare the root stock, use the pair of pruning shears to cut. Just like the scion, ensure that the cut part of the stock has the greenish cambium just beneath the bark as shown below.

Cleft Grafting, Top-Wedge Graft or V-Graft - Part 2

(This is the continuation from Part 1)

Procedure

How to Do Cleft Grafting on the Cape Honeysuckle

  1. If the scion plants and stock plants are in containers or seedling bags, pre-soak them in a tray or shallow bin of water. This ensures the plants are well hydrated. Scions that dry up is a common problem. Soak them for 20 minutes or so.

Cleft Grafting, Top-Wedge Graft or V-Graft on Cape Honeysuckle

For quite some time, I've been toying the idea of being able to combine the different possible colors of the Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) flowers in a single plant. I have actually three of these colors in different plants.

Purple Wreath Vine (Petrea Volubilis) Flowering

It has been two months now since I posted an article on the first ever flowering of our Sandpaper Vine also known as the Queen's Wreath Vine (Petrea volubilis).

In that article, I noted paired hairy-like new growths at the axils of the old branches. Although a bit skeptical, I was suspecting that these new growths may be the new racemes.

And I was right. They were all racemes and many of them almost a foot long now. The very first one grew to only about seven inches.

Queen's Wreath Flower Development (Petrea Volubilis)

(This is the continuation of Part 1 - Sandpaper Vine's First Flowering)

Just 2 days after recognizing the flower buds of the Queen's Wreath or Purple Wreath vine, the purple 5-lobed calyces appeared. Notice that further towards the end of the raceme, the flower buds remain closed.

Sandpaper Vine First Flowering (Petrea Volubilis)

Today, DH called out excitedly claiming she might be seeing flower buds on the Sandpaper Vine. The Sandpaper Vine is also known as Purple Wreath or Queen's Wreath and with the scientific name Petrea volubilis.