Wait until spring to root cuttings of ficus. In this case, the young shoots will have plenty of time to get stronger until the autumn. There are several ways to plant a ficus. For ficus Benjamin cuttings suitable.
Cut off from the adult plant multiple tops with a length of about 10cm. Choose twigs that are already half stiff. Cut on the bias with a knife just below a node.
Remove the lower leaves and shoots. If the rest of the cutting has large leaves, cut them in half.
Rinse the cuttings with warm water to wash away the white SAP exuding from the cut. Then let them dry out, you can leave it for a couple of hours.
Choose a dark container, pour it in warm water, dissolve in it a piece of charcoal or a tablet of activated charcoal and place the cuttings. Make sure that the lower leaves are not in water.
Place the container in a bright place, avoiding direct sunlight.
Provide humidity to 80% and temperatures above 25º C. With this, you can cover the tank with a film jar or a plastic box, creating a kind of hothouse.
Follow the water level in the tank and pour as needed. After 3-4 weeks you should see roots, after which the cuttings can be planted in a light soil.
Can root cuttings in sand or peat. Rinse, Pat dry and sprinkle the cut cuttings charcoal. Plant the cutting in sand or peat, deepening it by about one knot. Cover the pot with plastic film to create a greenhouse effect. Periodically watering to the sand was wet. From time to time remove the pack to keep the plants ventilated. After the appearance of the first shoots, the film can shoot more often, and then just remove and ship the young plant in the correct soil.
Korenaga several cuttings in case some of them will not survive. Later you can put several cuttings together and beautifully twisting shoots at the base. The growth of shoots will grow in the ground weave, creating beautiful patterned trunk.
Advice 2 : How to take the process of the ficus
Ficus – a spectacular and interesting plant. Room conditions are quite suitable for its development. Fans home flower flora often give it preference. To correctly take the process of the ficus, as not to injure the plant and not to disappoint its owner, you must know how to do it.
You will need
- - sharp knife / blade;
- - thread.
Please note that most species of ficus like bright place but not direct sunlight. When the place for the plant has been selected correctly and provided with adequate care, he develops a strong root system, fast enough to be new leaves.
Be sure to note that ficus is propagated in the spring. Taken this time of year the shoots will grow stronger for the winter and your little ficus is much calmer and will take the winter cold. March and April is the best time.
To take process, you must choose a strong and healthy plant. The stalk, for example, you can cut the formation of the crown of the adult tree. Make sure that the stalk is present, the kidney growth of the next leaf.
The process should be about 10-15 cm long. Take a sharp knife or razor blade and cut it on the bias under the node. Do not use scissors, don't try to tear the stem with your hands. So you only injure the tissues that hamper its further rooting.
Please note that if the multiplication of large -, for example, ficus lyrate, or ficus elastica, the handle has a 2-3 slate. The bottom sheet is cut off, and the rest of the wrap into a tube and lock thread. This is necessary in order to minimize evaporation from the leaves during rooting. The processes of the small-leaved varieties, the lower leaves also should be carefully removed.
On-site cut and removed the leaves appear a milky juice, which quickly freezes in the air and slows down the process of appearance of roots. So as soon as possible rinse it under warm running water or place the cutting in water for 1-2 hours. Then, depending on the chosen method of rooting, you can either change the water or dry the stalk.
Where necessary ask the owner of the plant if the formation of the crown, to take stalk.