What is meant by grafting

What is meant by grafting

This is the process of uniting two separate woody plant parts to rise new plants. The two plants are normally of the same species or closely related species.

The  lower  part  ( the part  of  the  root  system)  is called  the  Root  stock. While the upper part that is grafted onto the root stock is called the Scion. The Scion must have one or more buds to give to a new plant.

If a bud is completely used, the method is called buddy or bud grafting


For successful grafting the cambium of the root stock must be in contact with the     scion Cambium.

Only dicots are grafted because they undergo secondary thickening unlike monocots.