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Apple air layer, leafs drying

Post  marc74 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:45 pm

apple air layer cut form tree last weekend.

It had some good roots and a few long green branches

I potted up and put outside in a reasonably sheltered position and we have had rain on and off all week so is ok for water

but now noticed most the leaves are curly and beginning to dry


layer not taking or struggling? any suggestions?

i wanted to keep in garage at a window but advised better to go outside



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Re: Apple air layer, leafs drying

Post  JimLewis on Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:49 pm

Struggling at the very least. What is "reasonably sheltered? From what?

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Post  marc74 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:09 pm

windy garden, so just out the way a bit

but i feel it shouldnt have gone in the garden so soon

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Post  fredman1 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:56 pm

Yeah its definitely struggling. You can put it anywhere for now. What it needs now is a stable temperature, and no wind interference. Don't keep it to wet... Good luck.

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Post  marc74 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:31 am

Thanks

Now back in garage in front of window.
Most the leaves have curled and some going crispy

Temps dropped here and a lot of rain this week so it obviously didn't like

Hopefully the roots are enough to keep it alive. Maybe leaves drop and do am early autumn but roots hold out to next year

Time will tell

I just knew it wasn't a good idea to put into garden yet, shouldn't have listened to others

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Post  yamasuri on Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:44 am

Pictures would help. When did you separate top airlayer did you reduce the foliage? I bet there was not enough roots to support all leafs. Also watch watering. Keep just dump not wet.

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Post  marc74 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:26 pm

Cut last weekend and then asked on fb and told not to reduce but I believed should have and keep protected in garage at window.

Maybe I should take some off and hope the roots are enough to not die

The extra rain we had prob not help either

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:07 pm

Don't mess with it. It will survive or it won't, but doing nothing to it at this point will guarantee death.

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Post  marc74 on Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:55 pm

Pics from when took the cut
http://bonsaifx.weebly.com/tree-blog

Pic now.... Not much I can do other than hope the roots keep going and we survive

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Post  0soyoung on Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:16 pm

If the leafs aren't crispy, you can try making a humidity tent and/or mist it. The aim is to keep the humidity high around the plant to lower the water demand to a level the roots might be able to meet. Generally, the relative humidity, on any given day, declines as the temperature increases. So mid-afternoon (around 3pm) is when it is most needed.

If you have something to make a frame around the tree (e.g., some spare lumber or bamboo poles, a tube of chichen wire or similar wire mesh), you can drape some polyethylene sheeting (visqueen) over it to make a humidty tent. Be sure that it gets some light (like the level of full shade) - photosynthesis is essential for rapid root growth.

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Post  marc74 on Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:55 pm

no and back to work in morning but i have just put up a mini shelfed greenhouse in garage.  could take out a couple of middle shelfs and let the tree sit in bottom of

in garage so gets some light and sun sets on the window for last hour

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