Definitions for "Air layering"
A method of propagating single-stem plants, such as Ficus elastica decora, which have lost their lower leaves and become leggy. An incision is made to a portion of outer stem layer, damp sphagnum moss is wrapped in a bag around it until roots develop. Then it is cut and replanted with its shorter stem size.
A propagation method. A cut is made three-quartets of the way through the stem at an angle of 45 degrees. A toothpick is inserted to keep the cut from sealing itself closed. The cut is wrapped in sphagnum moss that has been soaked in water and wrung out. This is then wrapped in plastic and tied at the top and bottom with ties.
Also called Chinese layering. A way of propagating plants where a vertical cut is made to form a tongue on a woody stem. Sphagnum moss is then packed under the tongue and around it. Then cover the moss with plastic and seal it. Roots should grow into the moss and then it can be planted normally.
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