AIR LAYERING

For this method of layering, you will need a small, clear plastic bag with the bottom removed, a sharp garden knife, a matchstick, a couple of ties, and a small amount of sphagnum moss.
1 Cut the bottom off a plastic bag to make a lube and slide it over the leaves. This holds the leaves out the way.
2 Further down, make an upward cut into the stem, penetrating halfway through. Wedge the cut open with a clean matchstick.
2 Slide the plastic tube down the stem so that the wounded area is in the center of the bag. lie the bottom firmly around the stem.
4 Pack the plastic bag with moist sphagnum moss until it is full and tie the top of the bag firmly around the stem with string.
soil. These plants will often do this without help from the gardener. All you need to do is make sure that the tip of the shoot is buried shallowly in the soil.
Air Layering
This is a useful method of layering for plants with stems that are not very flexible. You can use either the basic layering (above) cut or the stem girdling technique for air layering. The secret of the method lies in creating a scaled pocket of growing medium around the cut area of your plant, which then encourages new roots to form.
STEM GIRDLING
This method involves damaging the stem of the parent plant in various ways to encourage new roots to form. This technique can be used when carrying out air layering.
1 Tightly twist a piece of thin wire until ii cuts into the hark. This will encourage roots to form.
2 Twist the stem until the hark splits. As the stem heals, roots may form around the damaged area.
3 Remove a narrow ring of hark. I his will encourage roots to form around the damaged area.
4 Make an angled cut into the stem, creating a wound which may form roots as the stem heals.

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