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I recently purchased some Che plants off of a little known site called E-bay. The grafts in my opinion do not look good, in my opinion the plants should not have been released without a fully healed graft union, clearly light is showing between the clefts which means water and bacteria will also find its way into the plants.

I immediately contacted the seller whom convinced me that the graft would continue to heal and the plants would be fine, when I pushed that Id like to return and get more viable plants he conceded he would accept return but be banned from making any more purchases thru his store.

Normally I would tell this person to suck beet juice but Che plants are difficult to find and I really wanted to try them without further waiting so I caved.

Whats your opinions on this graft?

BTW I leaned a valuable lesson that will maybe help someone else and that is if ( and even if not ) the seller suggests in his listing that buyer can ask for pictures of actual plant prior to purchase than buyer should do just that!! If I had done this than I bet I would have gotten 2 much better looking plants.
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yeah, that looks like a pretty weak union.
 
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Whats the chances in your opinion of it fully healing?
 
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It looks like the bottom portion of the graft has healed over. Gently cutting off the extra part starting where you can see through should help the top section heal over more quickly and healthier.

I would bet it has a pretty good chance of healing over fully. Best of luck!
 
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i think it’ll probably heal all up eventually, too. if it was me, i’d probably tie something around the whole thing at the level where you can see light through the gap for extra support. i don’t like how it seems a bit thicker above that spot. has it dropped leaves? at least then it wouldn’t catch the wind much.
 
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Thanks, yes, defoliated. I figured I should re-tape or at least maybe wax the wound so nothing would get inside that may cause disease. I paid alot of money for the 2 plants and wish that I were more comfortable.
 
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