Grafting is a common method used to propagate Japanese maples. This article breaks down the process of grafting step by step, making it accessible to anyone. It explains the terms used in grafting and the supplies needed, such as healthy Japanese maple plants, a sharp knife, gloves, rubber bands, and pruners. The article also discusses when to graft Japanese maples, how to choose the right branches for scion and rootstock, and how to properly cut and combine the two parts. It provides tips for maintaining the graft and concludes with information on recognizing successful grafts and caring for the new Japanese maple tree.