Preparation of Grafting Wax for Plant Grafting

Grafting Wax has two main purposes 1. It seals over the grafting union thereby preventing the loss of moisture and death of the tender exposed cells of the cut surfaces of the rootstock. These cells are essential for callus production and healing of the growth union. 2. It prevents the entrance of various decay producing organisms that root wood. An ideal grafting wax should adhere well to the plant surface, not be washed off by rains. Not be so brittle as to crack and chip during cold weather or so soft that it will melt and run of during hot days, but soft enough to run of allowing diameter growth of the plant without getting cracked. A commonly used formulation for Plant Grafting Wax  Continue reading