Bonsai Propagation
Talk about air layering, rooting cuttings and grafting of trees an other bonsai material here.

I have been trying to air layer this Shishigashira for some time now. After many failed attempts trying several different mediums and techniques I guess I stumbled on the right one...

Cut: I did a half cut, meaning I only removed one side of the bark instead of all the way around.

Medium: I used Sphagnum Moss instead of soil or peat moss.

Hormone: I tried several powders but what worked this time was CloneX Rooting Hormone.

I have another Shishi I can attempt an air layer on to test if this method is a go to or just one off... I imagine timing played something in all of this working, temps warming up and all.

I will probably wait until late summer before removing to give time for Plenty of roots to form.

Hope this helps!

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Gusher - 8 months ago
You did air layering? Do you think that works best?
SangoKaku - 6 months ago
I tried cuttings and never had success with Shishigashira. Looks like for me anyway, air layering is the best way to generate a clone. I will post an update on the progress of the air layer soon. The roots continue to grow and fill the container but not much leaf growth. Shishigashira in my experience has been very challenging to clone. I can always hope for seeds at some point!
SangoKaku - 8 months ago
Posted update and picture:

https://bonsaiforums.com/forum/bonsai-journal/shis...

Lots of roots, much more than I expected!

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