? Air Layer

ScotTi

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I put this 14"air layer on Diane for a friend some weeks ago, roots now coming out of bottom of the plastic wrap. With Diane being such a large leaf Croton and a new flush of leaves now emerging should I wait longer to remove it?
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For the really big ones like this, I usually wait until there's a lot more roots - almost a small fist size mass of roots. Keeping the root mass dark may also help; sem to recall something about roots not liking light.
 
I put this 14"air layer on Diane for a friend some weeks ago, roots now coming out of bottom of the plastic wrap. With Diane being such a large leaf Croton and a new flush of leaves now emerging should I wait longer to remove it?
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I would say yes Scott. I would wait another week or so to make sure it has rooted well and plant it in peat moss with pearlite. Put in shade and keep moist
 
Buried somewhere in this site is a tutorial on air layering. Found these old pics of some air layers ready to get potted up. Those are 4" wide boards for scale, and one of the pics is a big leaf Col Gilbert Cutler.
 

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Thanks guys! I covered the clear wrap with foil and will wait a few more weeks before removing.
 
Hello, just wanted to see how the airlayers came out? I have had a banner year more than I know what to do with.
 
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