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Aerial Roots

Hi guys,
just a quick question
I have a 5year old Ficus Retusa and I want to create some aerial roots from the branches. is there anyway to do this apart from grafting roots?

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The best way to induce arial roots is to keep the air around the ficus very humid, one way to doo this is to place it insid a terarium. Also see

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Sphagnum moss around the area where you wish to encourage root growth is also a possible method.

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On top of these suggestions I think you could put a humidity tray under your tree.
That might add some humidity as well.

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