The technical layering


Layering is an easy propagation method to execute, which is to bury the branch’a plant in order to’produce a new one.

It allows and produce new roots without cutting branches while ensuring the chances of recovery of your plant

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Economic and also very rewarding when you finally cut the stem as the cord connecting the mother to her child.

Layering is a technique that s’often applied to the difficult plants cuttings.

Some rules to respect for layering:

  1. The branch must be flexible, prefer a lignified wood.
  2. It must be buried in a quality substrate, rich and moist.
  3. It is best to layer the’summer in the month’August.

The method to use for layering:


  1. Select a branch of’year at the foot of’shaft. It must be flexible to fold up’ground.
  2. Thoroughly clean the soil from the roots, debris and weeds.
  3. Remove the leaves and branches on the part of the stem that you will bury him.
  4. Incise Lightly’bark without breaking the branch.
  5. Bury this part a few inches deep (5 cm is sufficient)
  6. While not mandatory, the’ideal is to pre-soak the twig in a powder’rooting hormone.
  7. Raise the part of the non buried branch through a guardian to that’it is as to the possible vertical.
  8. Water régulièrement.Au following spring you can cut the stem giving new roots and replant in a new location!

Some variants of layering:

  • Layering long wooden : It almost buries all the branch to multiply seedlings.
  • Layering pot : A pot used to bury the twig. Forced folding is avoided and the new growth can be left in the pot.
  • Air layering : We incise the branch, then left in a sort of sleeve filled with soil moist so that’it develops its roots.
    This method is often used for plants of’inside the ficus
  • Snake layering : We buried a long branch to several different locations.

Some ideas for plants to be layered:

All plants with long stems such as climbers, creepers, Clematis, glycine, but also by air layering, plants of’difficult inside the ficus