Views: 317, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end
A Nice Rooting Environment for Large Cuttings

By GordonHawk
November 4, 2015

Using an aquarium air bubbler is a fairly inexpensive way to speed up the rooting of larger cuttings.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
DavidLMO
Nov 4, 2015 7:46 PM CST
What is an Air Stone?
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
Charter ATP Member Miniature Gardening Container Gardener Region: United States of America Butterflies Garden Art
Tropicals Plumerias Roses Ponds Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
GordonHawk
Nov 5, 2015 1:02 AM CST
David...air stone is a piece of porous material that the air line is fed into... it is an open cell item... so the big bubbles that you'd get with just an air line .. are broken up into thousands of little bubbles... the mass of little bubbles go into suspension in the water easier.. providing an oxygen rich water.. or healthy fish...and brush along the stem you are rooting.. stiring the cutting to reach out and start making roots faster..http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=air+stone&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=3527181225&hvqmt=p&hvbmt=bp&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_6bec94asxd_p
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
DavidLMO
Nov 5, 2015 8:56 AM CST
Thank You! Very much. Since I do not raise fish nor have an aquarium, I had no cluse. That makes sense and I will keep this in mind. Don't necessarily want to go our and buy all these supplies for the few cuttings that I do in water. cheers
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
donnabking
Nov 7, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Wonder if lava rock would work Gordon??? It's full of air holes where air bubbles could pass through?? They sell this in big bags too fairly cheap to landscape beds with.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
Charter ATP Member Miniature Gardening Container Gardener Region: United States of America Butterflies Garden Art
Tropicals Plumerias Roses Ponds Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
GordonHawk
Nov 8, 2015 7:02 AM CST
you'd have to try it...somehow introduce the air hose inside a piece
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
DavidLMO
Nov 8, 2015 10:19 AM CST
I would think that would be fairly easy to drill a whole. But the sizes are fairly small.

What is the typical size on an air stone Gordon?
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Kathy Yearwood
Mount Vernon, Indiana (Zone 6b)
kyearwood
Nov 12, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Thank you for providing clarification on the air stones, I too was not clear on that. I appreciate your post.
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
Charter ATP Member Miniature Gardening Container Gardener Region: United States of America Butterflies Garden Art
Tropicals Plumerias Roses Ponds Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
GordonHawk
Nov 12, 2015 10:56 PM CST
they come in different configurations.. small round ones mine are long.. about 6" long.. there's round ones.. si that wat oyu mean by what is it's size..

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« A Nice Rooting Environment for Large Cuttings
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Lilium 'Pink Perfection'"