If you want to do something that’s really fun in your yard, give this a try.
The art or technique of air propagating, commonly known as air layering, has been around for years.
But my friend Hong has created a little plastic device that makes the process simple. Watch the video…
Air-layering is a method of reproducing plans by inducing roots to form on a plant stem without cutting off the stem from the parent plant.
It is an excellent way of replicating an existing plant without disturbing the parent plant. Air-layering can produce larger plants which are readily mature much faster than growing them from seed or cuttings.
The air-layering procedure is to remove the ring of bark from the stem, to enclose the exposed stem with a moist medium, and to keep the medium moist until enough roots for transplant are formed.
Air-Propagators work with almost all trees, shrubs, and vines – including plants which are hard to root from cuttings.
However, stems of some plants (such as vines) are very fragile and require extra care when you remove/scrape the bark away.