coconut coir for air-layering?!

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  1. leaf kotasek

    leaf kotasek Active Member

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    i heard a rumor that coconut coir can be used for air-layering--- is that true? i've air-layered things with sphagnum moss, but never coconut coir.

    i'm going to be air-layering a rubber plant very soon. thanks in advance for your help!

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Seems reasonable. Coir retains moisture yet allows for air exchange.
     
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    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    One advantage of sphagnum is its natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. For example it can be used for dressing wounds.

    That is not to say you cannot use other materials such as coir, but I haven't tried it myself. The "[GOOGLE]Rooterpot[/GOOGLE]" is an example of a product designed for air-layering using an ordinary potting mix.
     

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