Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) was used as the rootstock for lentil scions to test the feasibility of using in vivo inter-generic grafting techniques as a substitute for root induction and as a tool in lentil genetic improvement. An accession of each of the six wild Lens species was used as the scion in grafts to faba bean breeding line FB50-9 rootstock. Successful grafts were obtained for all species with survival of grafts to seed maturity between 70.7 and 87.7% except for Lens orientalis PI 72735 with 55.3% survival. Days to flower remained the same after grafting, except for scions of L. nigricans PI 72560 and L. orientalis PI 72735 which had a lag phase of 9 and 7 d, respectively. For all six wild species, seed diameter and seed weight were not significantly different between non-grafted controls and scions grafted onto faba bean rootstocks. This simple approach opens the possibility of using in vivo grafting techniques to rescue inter-specific hybrids of lentil. The technique has potential as a useful tool in lentil breeding, as a means of improving seed multiplication rate of rare genetic resources of wild lentil and as a way to reduce the costs of germplasm multiplication of wild lentil species.