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Re: Re: Air Layering


I've got one started now, we'll see.  The tricky part was that the limb used
must be vertical and my Magnolia is virtually all horizontal.  So I had to
tie the limb up to make this work.  This doesn't seem to be necessary in
regular air layering.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Air Layering


> Has anyone tried those rooter pots?  Do they work?
>
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kitty
> Sent: 6/22/2004 7:49:40 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Air Layering
>
> > Libby,
>
> > I found this description w/ illustration:
>
> > http://www.texas-rose-rustlers.com/propagat.htm
>
> > In addition to the sphagnum-wrap air layering I was familiar with, they
show
>
> > another method called the Tape Method.  I found it very interesting and
just
>
> > might try it.
>
> > And here's another one that covers several types of layering.
>
> > http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8701.html
>
> >
>
> > Kitty
>
> >
>
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
>
> > From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:35 PM
>
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Air Layering
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > > Anybody care to do the 2 minute summary for those of us who are not
plant
>
> > > propagators?  (yet!)
>
> > >
>
> > > Thanks!
>
> > >
>
> > > Libby
>
> > > MD zone 6
>
> > >
>
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
>
> > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>
> > > Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 10:13 PM
>
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Air Layering
>
> > >
>
> > >
>
> > > > Well Jim... now that is interesting!
>
> > > >
>
> > > > You are saying that even after time in the ground, something that
was
>
> > > > 'air layered' will never get a tap root? How in the world can they
>
> > > > survive for any length of time without one?
>
> > > >
>
> > > > I have to admit I know nothing about air layering other than a 1/2
hour
>
> > > > special that included some highlights among other things. Not enough
>
> > > > info to really understand the process or how it worked.
>
> > > >
>
> > > > I am majorly confused here. ... nothing new:)
>
> > > >
>
> > > > Donna
>
> > > > Hum... must of us got here.... like some of us didn't? LOL!
>
> > > >
>
> > > > > I've done some air layering, Jesse, but not a lot. It is the way
most
>
> > > > > litchis, macadamia nuts, and rubber plants [Ficus elastica], and,
I'm
>
> > > > > sure, many other plants are usually propagated. The Royal
Horticulture
>
> > > > > Society's propagation book [AHS published it as "Plant
Propagation"]
>
> > > > > has very good instructions in how to air layer stuff.
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > The one disadvantage to air layering [verses propagation by seed
or by
>
> > > > > grafting scion wood onto a seedling] is that the air layered
clones
>
> > > > > will not produce tap roots. Most of the commercial litchi orchards
in
>
> > > > > south Florida were simply blown away by hurricane Andrew because
the
>
> > > > > trees had no tap roots.
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > I think the general rule is that any plant that can be propagated
by
>
> > > > > cuttings, can also be air layered, but there are other plants--the
>
> > > > > afore-mentioned macadamias and rubber plants--that do not [or only
>
> > > > > rarely] respond as cuttings. Cuttings have the same no-tap-root
>
> > > > problem
>
> > > > > that air layers have but generally they are easier to propagate
and
>
> > > > > require a whole lot less time to do so. I usually try cuttings
first;
>
> > > > > then air layering; then seedling and grafting [provided, of
course, I
>
> > > > > have seedlings and access to scion wood].
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > Sometimes I do just seedlings. "Just seedlings" is always a crap
>
> > > > shoot,
>
> > > > > but sometimes it's fun to see what sexual reproduction has cooked
up
>
> > > > > for you. I mean, hey, that's how most of us got here!
>
> > > >
>
> > >
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