Al - ficus Benjamina air layer
I am probably getting too exited...
I questioned you about air layering on May 7, 2012.
I decided to try air-layer on repotted/root pruned Benjamina.
Actually, I did 2 (two branches, close to main trunk). I wanted to prune these 2 branches away in spring. I wasn't sure if I did layer correctly, so in case it didn't work - nothing lost...
It was done on July 22, 2012:
I expected to wait until spring of 2013 to, hopefully, get some roots.
Last few days I noticed that some animals decided to chew thru the plastic I used, so today I wanted to replace it with new plastic (water was leaking thru the holes).
To my surprise, this is what I found:
I didn't think these are roots, but couldn't imagine where they came from since I used old spaghnum; even ask my son to come over after work to make sure; but yes, they are 'attached' to the trunk!
I have to check other layer, since the plastic needs to be replaced too. Hopefully will be able to do it later tonight, or early am tomorrow. Can't wait to see what is hiding in there.
Now it needs to be potted - have to make some soil mix...
Comments please? - and Thank you.