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Set of 5 pots air layering baby rooter pots ®

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Set of 5. Height 100 mm, Ø 80 mm. For trunks of 7-15 mm diameter.

Plastic rooter pot with a convenient side opening and water reservoir. This pot is for propagating all trees and bushes using a system called air layering. Use it to form bonsai or simply to clone plants that are difficult to sow from seed or grow from cuttings.

Choose a branch on a mother plant, strip off a piece of bark and place the rooter pot around the wound, filled with sphagnum or a mix of sphagnum and Japanese akadama earth. Close the pot using the hooks and put on the lid to encourage rainwater and moisture to collect through its funnel-shaped top. A water reserve at the bottom of the pot ensures sufficient hydration for the soil. This handy pot is reusable and economic. The time it takes for roots to develop will vary from 1 to 3 months depending on the species. Once small roots appear, cut the branch with secateurs just under the pot to remove the newly rooted plant from the mother plant. Now you can take away the rooter pot and transplant your new plant into a container or directly into the soil, taking care not to break the fragile roots.

Bonsai tools Set of 5 pots air layering baby rooter pots ® Set of 5. Height 100 mm, Ø 80 mm. For trunks of 7-15 mm diameter. Plastic rooter pot with a convenient side opening and water reservoir. This pot is for propagating all trees and bushes using […]

rooter pots and air layering.

Has anyone heard of these “rooter pots” that you can buy? Basically an air-layering tool, it’s a pot that snaps on the branch you’re trying to root:

Also – what kinds of trees and shrubs are easily air-layered that grow in my area (Zone 7 Baltimore, MD area)? What can be air layered with some difficulty? What is totally impossible to get to root?

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echinaceamaniac

That’s pretty cool. I used those seed pellets and just put a zip lock back over them but these pots are neat.

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hairmetal4ever

My issue is that the traditional method just doesn’t work for me, I think it’s due to my lack of coordination to be able to hold the moss with one hand, and use the other hand to wrap and tie the plastic. seems like you need a half dozen hands to do it!

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echinaceamaniac

Ok. I see. I have read some reviews of those pots. One guy said they slide down the stalk unless you use one that’s at an angle. I’d like to try one though, but can’t find them around here.

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beaniebeagle

currently need to dig them out of the garage, they can give you some nice sized plants. just dont go too big or the shock when you cut them from the mother plant can cause some problems

i am trying to fill in a large area in my yard with azaleas and rhododendrons, they worked nicely on them last year

lee valley tools has them.

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

They work, but require monitoring to keep the water reserve full. Unless they are kept pretty vertical water will not fill the reserve and they will dry out and the rooting will fail. Some plants cannot be rooted any other way and are then worth the trouble, but I would not use this system for other plants. Al

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echinaceamaniac

I ordered a set of these. I will try them and compare them to my zip lock back method.

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toucanjoe

I belive Grer Gardens has them in their catalog.

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medontdo

ok, now as for the “regular” method. why can’t you use, the (ok don’t mind my baboling, i’m like that but i do get to the point, and such LOL) the moss, then for us people who have a tuff time with the to less of hands LOL use an ace bandage to hold it up, then the zip lock?? although i don’t think i’d use a zip lock, i’d use syran wrap. it’d be easier. and a little tape to hold it. in fact forget the ace bandage. LOL but something like that, ummm. i’m also one of those people who do things backwards but i do get the thing done!! and comes out just really great. LOL (most of the time!! LOL)) i did as ya’ll say propagate a potato vine from cali that way, only this one was beautiful and had been alive for many years!! and i had gotten clippings from my aunt and i thought well, what if i did 1 more, it did great till the dang gnats in the winter!! killed alot of my plants! errrr!!

Has anyone heard of these "rooter pots" that you can buy? Basically an air-layering tool, it's a pot that snaps on the branch you're trying to root: http://www.rooterpot.com/ingles/index1.htm Also – what kinds of trees and shrubs are easily air-layered that grow in my area (Zone 7 Baltimor…