wow thats a very cool tree... i hope i can get this one to root, it would be awsome to have a clone worth about a grand or so.. money tree's everywhere..lmao
Originally Posted by Chronic Masterbator
Try looking up Air Cloning.
Originally Posted by bass1014
Use Clonex Red (For hrdwood cuttings) and Promix...
get the promix very damp and fill a 1 gallon pot with it. Take your cutting (1 per planter) and gently score the bark with a zazorblade vertically in 2-3" lines from the cut end up... do NOT go deep enough to touch the wood inside!!
Dip the stem in the clonex and place int the planter... place the planter into a large clear plastic bag and use a bread tie to secure it around the base of the cutting-- you want the bag tight around the planter and low on the stem of the cutting so it holds the cutting upright-- do NOT put the bag over the top of the leaves!
Set the whole thing in a shady spot... keep it damp- there should be condensation in the bag.
They are NOT easy to clone- only 1-in-3 or so make it.. you will know though, if it stays perky and doesn't completely wilt on ya.
Good Luck!! ;)
i think i like the air layering idea. why didnt i think of that?
Originally Posted by mellokitty
If I remember correctly, Air layering first came about when all other methods of cloning certain hardwoods failed.
If done properly, it works 100% of the time.
That plastic A-L pot is pretty cool. It looks real easy to use.
Myself, I use peat pucks because they're super inexpensive.
I just wrap them in plastic Saran wrap to keep them in place and to keep in the moisture.
I think you shouldn't use new green growth. Like cloning roses, and other fruit trees, you want a thinner younger branch, but not a new branch, but a good sized one. Like at least a foot long or more. This is just my opinion. Not fact.
I would try multiple methods till I get a clone. Like others mentioned it can be done. LadyZandras method sounds good. I would even try an aero cloner like ez cloner. Don't like my ez cloner much makes to much noise. And it needs a chiller:sad: had to use frozen water bottles to keep it cool.:cuss:
willow bark is a root stimulant
i would get a green clipping scuff up the bottom 1/4 inch of the stem
and put half a aspirin in some water and a airstone
aspirin is made from willows :D
grandma used to do this with out the airstone
she was a clip-to maniac :bigjoint:
I am not an expert but, most things I've cloned I get about a 6" cutting, dip it in root powder, and keep it in moist well drained soil or in a clone plug. I take some of the foliage off, medium to minimum foliage is best for cloning. If you can get a Maple Sprout from under the tree then you can just pop that in a pot and water regularly. What you can also do to get a more mature clone is to air layer. If you are not familiar with that check out this link:
Good Luck, Hope this Helps!
I have been doing some cloning with willows and lilacs.
For the willows I take my cuttings and toss them into a 5 gallon pail of water to soak.
Mainly I just use plain water, sometimes I will add in a rooting solution to the water. Put the
pail in a cool shady area until they root.
Usually within a week or two they will root and be ready to plant.