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January, 2012
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Air Layering A Plant
Air layering is a very effective way to propagate a plant, offering even novice gardeners a high likelihood of success. Air Layering is a helpful video I created to help viewers learn how to do an air layer. How to Air-Layer a Houseplant from Iowa State Extension is a great publication for more information on learning the technique.

Clever Gardening Technique

Make An Overgrown Houseplant Smaller
Air layering is a technique for causing root to grow on a section of a plant's stem or branches. Once rooted, this section is detached below the new roots and replanted in a new container. You can create several new plants from one overgrown houseplant by air layering. It is also a way to take a towering ficus, for example one that has reached the ceiling, and create a shorter plant that is better suited to your home.

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