Today I pulled 3 plants for some air layering work. Conadria, Flanders, Magnolia, Atreano, Tena & Desert King
This is the whip Flanders Fig from Raintree
I used a small sandwich bag and some zip ties
The medium is my coco coir, HP promix and some perlite. I also read that onions act like a rooting hormone so I broke off a piece of onion that was a bit overgrown in the fridge.
I made a couple of cuts on the area where I want it to root from and peeled off the bark. You can also peel it completely off around the trunk but I like this method since it still gives the plant some channels to feed the top of the plant.
Rub the plant liberally with the onion.
Next cut the bottom of the sandwich bag and slip it over the top of the plant Zip tie the bottom and add your moist medium. Do not add wet clumping dirt. use coco coir.
Voila, wait 4 weeks and you should see some roots.
Lasts year, I only cut the bark on a couple of plants and only made scratches on a some others that I had air layered. The ones that I scratched pushed out very little roots if any. And all the ones that had peeled off bark rooted successfully. So moving forward I will be peeling back bark on all new air layers.
My Tena air-layer