Give an example of a plant which is produce by grafting method.

Mango can reproduce by grafting in which two closely related varieties can join together to give the desired characteristics.

What is grafting?

  • Grafting is a technique that joins two plants into one. In general, a wound is created on one of the plants, and the other is inserted into that wound so each plant’s tissues can grow together.
  • The lower plant portion used in grafting is called the rootstock. This is usually a healthy root system and some portion of the stem.
  • The Stock or a Rootstock is wild, natural, vigorous, healthy, disease-free, & one with a well-developed rooting system. e.g. Wild Mango.

Types of grafting:

  1. Approach grafting: Allamanda sp.
  2. Side grafting: Roses.
  3. Splice grafting: Some cacti
  4. Saddle grafting: Rhododendron & Lilac.
  5. Flat grafting: All cacti
  6. Cleft grafting: Fruiting trees.

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