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The Life Cycle of Plants

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Grafting

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Problem : What is grafting?

Grafting is an artificial form of vegetative propagation in which parts of two young plants are joined together, first by artificial means and then by tissue regeneration.

Problem : From a horticultural standpoint, what is the purpose of grafting?

Grafting often makes it possible to combine the best features of two different plants into a single plant.

Problem : When parts of two plants are grafted together, what is the root-providing plant called?

The stock.

Problem : When parts of two plants are grafted together, what is the rootless twig or bud called?

The scion.

Problem : Do the characteristics of the stock always affect those of the scion?

No; although this is sometimes the case, it is possible for the scion to retain independent characteristics after being grafted onto a stock with different characteristics.

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