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How to grow aerial roots on ficus

Hello! I have abonsai ficus and I want to grow aerial roots on them. I have tried wrapping the branch with wet sphagnum moss for 2 weeks but nothing happened. Thanks.

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Re: How to grow aerial roots on ficus

Did you cut out a section of cambium before wrapping with sphagnum moss? If so, I've heard the process can take months.

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Re: How to grow aerial roots on ficus

baileysup,
Did you cut out a section of cambium before wrapping with sphagnum moss?
Are you referring to air layering? The OP seems to be looking to enhance an existing tree, not create a new one.

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Re: How to grow aerial roots on ficus

Oh gosh! Yes I was. So sorry. Disregard my last post. That has nothing to do with your question, and you don't want to cut/remove anything. So sorry :( .

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Re: How to grow aerial roots on ficus

I just want more aerial roots so that the tree looks good.

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Re: How to grow aerial roots on ficus

To put out aerial roots, the tree needs to be in really high humidity. To accomplish this tent the tree in clear plastic. Put your tree in a tray, with stiff wire hoops, and drape plastic sheeting over it.. Make the tent large enough to hold the tree with a bit of space around it. The tree must stay in the tent and you mist it a couple times a day to keep the humidity high.
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Re: How to grow aerial roots on ficus

Is there a technique by which one can get aerial roots on a specific place?



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