Bonsai Propagation
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Hello, I would like to make a clone of my Japanese Maple, I have read I can do it with air layering, cuttings or graft. I have never done any of them before. My tree is a simple green Japanese Maple I purchased from Home Depot. It is large and I would like to make a clone to start growing a second maple tree.

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SangoKaku - 1 year ago
Best method that has worked for me consistently is using air layering. There are a lot of videos that explain how to do an air layer. IME the best way is to remove no more than half of the side of a first layer, leaving at least the other half to provide water and nutrients to the branch. Sometimes, despite all your most precise work, some maples can be stubborn and take more than one attempt at air layering to produce roots. If your air layer is unsuccessful, you can always remove a bit more for a second or third attempt. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any questions.

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