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Grafting tape or string: Using the stretching tape avoids girdling. Adhesive tape is more convenient than non-adhesive tape since it does not need tying. The adhesive material should not be non-water soluble. Waxed string is convenient since it will adhere to itself and the plant part without tying. It should be strong enough to hold the grafted parts together, yet weak enough to be broken by hands. Nonstretching wrapping material needs to be removed in order to avoid girdling. Strips of plastic polyethylene or PVC about 30 cm long and 10–15 mm broad can be home made and be used as non-adhesive tape. These materials are lightly elastic but must be eventually removed.

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