air layering


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air layering

[′er ‚lā·ər·iŋ]
(botany)
A method of vegetative propagation, usually of a wounded part, in which the branch or shoot is enclosed in a moist medium until roots develop, and then it is severed and cultivated as an independent plant.
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STOCKS may benefit A third method is air layering, ideal for plants which often lack low-growing shoots suitable for conventional layering, such as magnolia, hazel, cotinus and flowering cornus species.
Bearss' limes are propagated by grafting their buds onto lemon seedlings or by air layering.