Azalea Propagation - Knowledgebase Question

Seneca, SC
Question by dgobel
May 3, 2000
I recently purchased a large specimen "Tutti Fruity" azalea and would like to add more by air layering technique. Previous attempts at propagation by softwood cuttings were not successful and the branches are not long enough for ground layering. Will air layering work on azaleas and can you give specific instructions?


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Answer from NGA
May 3, 2000

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ball of moss with the plastic wrap, securing it with tape (on the plastic only, not the bark) above and below the cut. Check the moss every few weeks to be sure it's still moist. Check the plastic frequently, and eventually you'll see little roots growing. When you see them, it's time to remove the plastic and moss, and cut the branch off just below the roots, and pot it up.

Hope one of these methods works for you!
ball of moss with the plastic wrap, securing it with tape (on the plastic only, not the bark) above and below the cut. Check the moss every few weeks to be sure it's still moist. Check the plastic frequently, and eventually you'll see little roots growing. When you see them, it's time to remove the plastic and moss, and cut the branch off just below the roots, and pot it up.

Hope one of these methods works for you!

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