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Grafting Tape

Grafting Tape

Regular price Rs.250.00 PKR
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Grafting tape is a type of flexible material used in horticulture for grafting plants. Grafting is a common technique in which tissues from one plant (the scion) are joined to the tissues of another plant (the rootstock). The purpose of grafting tape is to secure and protect the graft union.

Here are some key aspects of grafting tape:

  1. Material: Grafting tape is typically made of materials like rubber, plastic, or other stretchable and biodegradable materials. It needs to be flexible enough to wrap around the graft union and provide a snug fit.

  2. Stretchability: The tape should be stretchable to allow for expansion as the grafted plant grows. This helps to prevent constriction and allows for normal growth without damaging the graft.

  3. Adhesive: Some grafting tapes have adhesive properties that help hold the tape in place. The adhesive is usually mild to avoid damaging the plant tissues.

  4. Durability: Grafting tape should be durable enough to withstand various weather conditions and resist deterioration over time. This ensures that it provides long-term support for the graft union.

  5. Color: Grafting tapes are often available in different colors. Some gardeners and horticulturists use colored tapes to indicate different grafting techniques or to differentiate between multiple grafts on the same plant.

  6. Biodegradability: In some cases, environmentally friendly and biodegradable grafting tapes are preferred, especially if the tape will be left on the plant for an extended period.

When using grafting tape, it's important to wrap it tightly but not too tight, as excessive pressure can damage the vascular tissues of the plant. The tape should be applied in a spiral fashion, starting below the graft union and working upward. Additionally, it's a good idea to monitor the graft site regularly and adjust the tape if needed as the plant grows.












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