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tru

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Smallest airlayer you got to work?
« on: June 01, 2023, 09:11:47 PM »
Hey I really wanna try airlayering on some of my plants but I fear they are too young

Online says 1/4th inch diameter but preferably 1/2 inch, do those numbers sound about right?
If anyone has pictures would also be greatly appreciated

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Re: Smallest airlayer you got to work?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2023, 01:28:28 PM »
It depends on what type of tree youíre talking about air layering but Iíve air layered many 1/4 inch branches in my time. Most of these air layers were on figs which are one of the easiest trees to air layer. I also used hormones to speed things up and increase root quality and quantity.

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Re: Smallest airlayer you got to work?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2023, 02:05:20 PM »
I tend to like 3/4" to 1" branches for air layering lychee. I have used 1/4" for miracle fruit and occasionally for lychee.
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Re: Smallest airlayer you got to work?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2023, 05:01:13 PM »
I agree with  Galatians552 and the thicker diameter branches will give you an effectively older tree. I usually air layer the smaller branches for rare varieties Iím trying to propagate or when larger branches are not available. I also air layer small branches that I may end up clipping off anyways.

There are air layering balls you can get cheap on Amazon that are great for small air layers and theyíre re-usable to a certain point.

I canít post pictures for some reason

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Re: Smallest airlayer you got to work?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2023, 05:01:58 PM »
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Re: Smallest airlayer you got to work?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2023, 05:06:31 PM »
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Re: Smallest airlayer you got to work?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2023, 05:09:54 PM »
wow  :o beautiful
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