Air Layers ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Anyone doing air layers? I did 16 myself yesterday evening. I'm gonna be bummed when I gotta mix soil and be potting them up in 5-6 weeks. :p
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Yes, still setting a few. I hate to throw away cuttings, even for some of the common stuff.
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I agree Phil,I pretty much airlayer year round now with my little rooterpots.I layer the better stuff in the summer but I airlayer my stoplight and the more common stuff during the winter.

     
  4. Judy Glock

    Judy Glock Active Member

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    Jim and I put on 18 air-layers in the Keys last weekend but we also did some cuttings and some pruning.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'm up to over 500 now with maybe a couple of hundred more to do. I'm doing more of the rarer ones and not so many common ones. There should be some nice stuff available come October for my sale.
     
  6. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    Does anyone know the procedure for shipping plants out of the US?
    What are the chances of survival for croton plants shipped say from Miami to Trinidad?

    Allan
     
  7. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Is it safe to assume some of these air layers will show up at the next auction - I sure hope so! Some of these plants may be "common stuff" to you seasoned collectors, but this newbie will look forward to adding to them to her collection...
    And Jeff - how early on Friday are you accepting visitors at your sale in October?
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Allan - Check with your Ministry of Agriculture or whoever is in charge of allowing plant material into Trinidad. Once the bureaucrats are happy, shipping by air freight is fairly easy since tons of live flowers are transported by air freight daily.
     
  9. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Survival should be no problem .Even if it takes 2-3 days to get out of customs the plants should be fine.I am sure they will want a Phyto certificate among other things.they might also require a soil drench??

     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I may be up to 38, still a few more to do. I don't have the rare bling that you and Searle have though. :(
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Need serious help. Can't control myself. :eek:

    Count: 68 air layers going ... :rolleyes:

    Is there a 12 step recovery program for crotons? :confused:
     
  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    BOY...and I remember when you couldn't wait until you got your hands on Charles Rutherford, Stoplight, General Paget and Andreanum. 68 air layers? Wow! Well, when you hit 100, we can then ride together for my weekly meetings, SCAA. Severe Croton Addiction Anonymous.
     
  13. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    I'm a little worried... If you guys overcome your croton addiction, what will the rest of us do?
     

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