Emily Schumacher 2B

Air Layering

Materials Needed

  1. Sharp Knife
  2. Potting Soil
  3. Plastic Wrap
  4. Rubber Bands
  5. Foil
  6. Rooting Hormones (optional)


  1. Select the branch you want to cut from and a foot away from the end make two cuts about 2 inches apart. You do not want to cut all the way through, the goal is to expose a "wound"
  2. If you want to add rooting hormone add it to the wound
  3. Wrap the wound in the potting soil and seal it with the plastic wrap as tight as you can
  4. Tie the rubber bands around both ends of the plastic wrap to hold it in place
  5. Cover everything in foil to prevent the growing roots from getting too hot

Step 1

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