Schefflera taiwaniana propagation.

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Arlon Tishmarsh
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:19 am

I've air layered the side shoots on my Scheffie quite a few times over the years but this one is by far the biggest at over 4ft wide. I started it earlier in the season last year. By the end of october / early september i detached the air layer and potted it up into a 3ltr pot. Wasn't expecting much in the way of further development but over the last few weeks the roots have romped away in the pot . Very pleasantly surprised ............

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Post by ourarka1 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 am

Great work Arlon!

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Post by charliep » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm

You must have half a forest by now!!
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:45 am

ourarka1 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 am
Great work Arlon!
Thank you , sir ... icon_salut
charliep wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm
You must have half a forest by now!!
I must admit there's one or two scheffies out there , Charlie .... :D :D

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Post by Chad » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:23 pm

An exciting and timely post, I have a S.enneaphylla that needs 'cutting back' and air layering the longer stems looks a good option before hand!

How much, if at all, did you wound the stem and did you use a rooting hormone?

Chad

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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:25 am

Chad , i scrape through the layers of the stem on one side and apply root hormone. The sphag moss is soaked in a weak liquid seaweed and squeezed. There's other methods of wounding as you know, like cutting a wedge for example but as the plant is outside, i didn't want to reduce the structural strength and have it potentially snap off in the winda
, particularly as this one is 4ft across. I must have done twenty or so Taiwaniana in the last 2/3 seasons, all 100% success.

Must say your S.enneaphylla looks grand and not something i've come across.
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Will have to try and source one.

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Post by Chad » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:38 am

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
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Must say your S.enneaphylla looks grand and not something i've come across.
Will have to try and source one.
I think Mark Fillan who runs Tuckermarsh Nursery in Devon has them.

He seems to have stopped retail trade, but is worth contacting if Crug don't have it anymore.

There are pictures of it in flower here.

I have a few of this year's berries left if you want seed.

Chad.

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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:44 am

Great pics Chad, i remember seeing them on GOTE at the time ....

Thank you for the seed offer, i would love to try some if you wouldn't mind. I'll pm you.

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Post by Sven » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:08 pm

What time of year do you do this?

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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:28 pm

Sven wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:08 pm
What time of year do you do this?
Spring / early summer , Sven.

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