air-layering


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air-layering


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A method of propagation where the stem of a plant is wounded and packed with sphagnum moss which is kept moist by wrapping in polythene. After rooting, the stem can be severed and potted up.
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Softwood cuttings, leaf cuttings, air-layering, cane cuttings and division may all be done in spring.
It also takes longer than air-layering or cutting as grafting needs to start with preparing seedlings of the rootstock, which takes around a year from seed sowing to when seedlings are ready to use.
'But you can also make it from a cutting, air-layering on a large tree or selecting a plant from the nursery,' he said.
Asexual propagation methods include cutting, budding, grafting and air-layering (Wilson, 1920).
Such techniques include cuttings, air-layering, budding, and grafting.
If the branch will not reach the ground, the method to use is air-layering. The old way of doing that was to nick the branch and bind compost round it, but it is much quicker and easier with the new Rooter-Pot, which holds compost in position and clips round the branch.