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  Re: [aroid-l] Air layering ?
From: Aroideae at aol.com on 2004.03.26 at 14:39:47(11336)
hi skip,
i've used air-layering a lot for propagating really difficult or big
'woody' stems of Philodendron and Anthurium with good success. the procedure is
typical.....i wrap a bunch of wet sphagnum, with the water squeezed out, around
one or more nodes, then wrap that up tight with aluminum foil, making a
small, funnel of the foil on the top end of the wrap...then wrap in plastic,
securing with twist-ties or nursery wire. if you're doing this outdoors, without
the irrigation you'd have in a greenhouse, then you need to make sure the
sphagnum isn't drying out.
for tip cuttings, i find it easiest to lay them in a tray of damp
sphagnum; place the tray in a plastic bag, seal off the bag and put the whole thing
somewhere in the shade.


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