Roses forum→Air propagation of roses totally works!

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WitchyWV
Jun 27, 2018 6:39 PM CST
I have had success on my first attempt, and I would like to share what I've done wrong, and what works better (hopefully). On May 21st 2018, I put an air propagator pot on a cane from a body bag rose from Home Depot. (pretty sure it's Heirloom) I did not strip the cambium layer all the way around like I now know I should. Today the clear side of the pot had some mildew towards the top, and I couldn't see any roots yet. I clipped it off assuming it wasn't going to work. I popped it open, pulled out the cane, dropped it, and then saw it had some little roots on it. I have a photo of it right after I first put the pot on. Every thing from the bottom of that pot up, is now in a pot that I saved from High Country with some organic potting soil. I have put these pots on 3 more plants, but I made some changes that I think will make rooting faster. Change 1 - I fully stripped the cambium layer all the way around right under a leaf node. Change 2 - I covered the pot with aluminum foil, to keep light out of where the roots will grow. I don't have my phone to show the new foiled ones, or the one I just potted, but I have a picture of the one I just potted from May, when I put the air propagator on it.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jun 27, 2018 9:46 PM CST

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This is so interesting, Witchy. I don't think I know anyone who has ever done this.
Name: Donna Marshall
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hndmarshall
Jun 27, 2018 11:26 PM CST
Oh I think I really want to try this!

thank you
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Mustbnuts
Jun 29, 2018 4:46 AM CST
Congrats! Wow!!!!! That is really cool.
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WitchyWV
Jun 29, 2018 4:22 PM CST
There is a video on youtube that shows exactly how I made my cuts. Mine are only different because I used these clam shell pots, and the coconut stuff with the water crystal stuff in it. It stays moist once you soak it. This is the title of the video CLONE Your Favorite Plants & Trees | AIR LAYERING | Simple Propagation Techniques | BEFORE & AFTER

I used pots I got from airpropagatordotcom They came with the discs of coconut. The new version I got click together, so you don't have to zip tie them, and they click back apart, but you could use a water bottle like the guy in the video. *I did not use any of the vitamin stuff he used or any fertilizer, except on the mama plant. Just wet my stripped area, and coated it with some old green light rooting powder. I didn't know hybrid teas are supposed to be harder to root, and I don't think they are hard this way, maybe a little slower, but I didn't fully strip that one, so maybe not. I'll update on how the next 3 turn out. Olympiad and Blue Girl...drawing a blank on the 3rd. I'm expecting faster results.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Jun 29, 2018 4:40 PM CST

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I don't think hybrid teas are harder to root Witchy. They just don't grow as well on their own roots as when they're grafted, at least in my garden.
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WitchyWV
Jun 29, 2018 10:27 PM CST
Ahh I got my info mixed up. I knew I read something about hybrid teas and roots. That explains it.

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