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Root question

Post  RyanSA on Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:59 pm

Hear me out. Say I have a bougainvillea that I want to help achieve a nice thick nebari. I watched a couple of youtube vids on growing an extra few "child plants" to fuse at the base of the "parent" plant. Or will it perform quicker/better using the tourniquet method - or even creating an air layering around the stem?
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Re: Root question

Post  Merovingian on Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:46 am

Ground grow it till you get the trunk you like then dig it up and pot it. They are very strong and take the abuse well.

I found one on craigslist that was in a 5G pot for 18 years. I cut the ribbons out of it and it came back strong. It was a chore to remove as it had 1" root tight to the clay pot inside form. It was 12+' tall. the trunk is about 3-4" and its now 18" tall.

Look for a old landscape piece.(not hard) Even a decent piece of it will root and grow. Otherwise it will take a while...

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Re: Root question

Post  BrendanR on Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:52 am

Post a pic of the base of the tree with the roots exposed. It will help with getting advice if we can see the tree.

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