How to determine need for watering of an air layer

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How to determine need for watering of an air layer

Post  Precarious on Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:20 pm

Good morning all, I tried to answer my question with an internet search and also a search of IBC, but though there were many hits, none seemed to answer this question.

I air layered a ficus in clear plastic wrap about the size of a baseball, and the substrate is all canadian sphagnum moss. The plastic is 'sealed' above and below the ring cut with wire. This is my first air layering indoors, and I am not sure how to monitor the need for watering. I suppose a very short and skinny version of a chopstick poked into the bag might work, but so far I have just been watching the condensation inside the plastic and guessing water should be added when the condensation is gone. Any ideas?

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:43 pm

but so far I have just been watching the condensation inside the plastic and guessing water should be added when the condensation is gone.

That works. Maybe modify to add water when it is "almost" gone.

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Post  Precarious on Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:30 pm

Ok, thanks Jim.

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