How to do Flower Therapy Air Layering Propagation:
You can make more plants for your garden by using the method of propagation. I prefer the air layering propagation method as it takes less time to water and the propagation is almost 100% reliable. Imagine all the beautiful plants you can add to your garden by using the flower therapy air layering propagation technique. Don't forget that these make great flower therapy gifts to give to others for their flower therapy program!
To start your flower therapy air layering propagation process you will need a healthy plant with some branches. This process can be used for trees, bushes, roses, and even herbs! This process takes about 3 to 5 weeks to grow a root. The best time to do it is in the spring, but it can work during the summer months as well. Plants that have been air layered seem to mature much faster than those that have been propagated in a pot.
Materials Needed for Flower Therapy Air Layering Propagation:
A small sharp knife
A plastic bag (small for smaller plants, large for larger plants)
Moistened Peat Moss
Rooting Hormone found at home supply stores
Strong Tape that holds up in the outdoors
Directions for Flower Therapy Air Layering Propagation:
1. Pick a healthy branch that has already flowered at least once. 2. Remove the leaves, thorns, and other smaller branches in the middle of your branch (about 6 inches). 3. With your knife, gently make a rectangle in the middle of your branch. Then peel the layer of branch off. 4. Sprinkle some water and then sprinkle the rooting hormone powder on to the rectangle cut. 5. Take your plastic bag and cut both ends. Pull the bag onto the branch. Make your first tie under the rectangle cut. Tape the bottom of the bag onto the branch. 6. Now, add moist peat moss to the inside of the bag. Then take the tape and tape the top of the bag and make sure the bag is air tight.
In 3 to 5 weeks you should have a root inside of the plastic bag. You can probably see it through the bag. Using branch clippers clip off the branch below the root.
Now you have a beautiful new tree, bush, or herb for your garden and your flower therapy! Check patent rights before you go selling anything though.