A Few Big Air Layers

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Jun 9, 2015.

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Potted up a Col Gilbert Cutler and a variegated Tiffany today; the Claude Lorraine will have to wait a bit more. These jumbos are the ones that get extra moss glommed on for a bigger root ball during the air layering process. DSCN6155.JPG DSCN6156.JPG DSCN6159.JPG DSCN6161.JPG
     
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    Phil - how do you glom on extra ? I have experienced starting off with a huge sphagnum ball is not effective, often not staying dry enough and poor root development. What is your technique ?
     
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  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Moose - the BIG air layers start out with a generous handful of moss, then as the roots develop, I remove the old Al foil and rewrap with more moss and fresh AL foil; repeat as needed for the really big ones. Old Al foil work hardens and is pretty useless and a false economy.
     
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