Katie Cramer 2B

Air Layering

Materials Need:

  • A sharp knife
  • Sphagnum moss
  • plastic wrap
  • 2 rubber bands
  • Foil


1.Select a branch and come down 12 inches from the top of the branch and make 2 parallel cuts 1 1/2 inches apart without cutting the branch in half

2.Wrap the cut with moist sphagnum moss, then cover it airtight with the plastic wrap

3.Tie the rubber bands at each end of the plastic wrap

4. Cover it with foil to protect it from the sun

5.Wait for cutting to be fully rooted

6.Once the flower is fully rooted, cut off the baby plant and plant it

Step 1:

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Step 2:

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Steps 3&4:

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Step 5:

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