Moorea Romantique Quatrain Moorea Cauchemar
Being an easy method to obtain clones from a mother plant, I present you today Master Atiu’s Marcottage method, step by step.
Spring is approaching so you must try this method on your plants, especially if you intend to prune them for the next season. Maybe it worths to wait a few more weeks and have a new plant!
Materials you need: a pruning scissors, a sharp knife, a hand full of sphagnum moss, some aluminum foil. Choose a branch as thick as a pencil with some bark on it.
Cut around the wood at two points about an 1″apart. Make a third cut so the bark can be peeled away
Peel away all the bark Scrap the cambium from the entire segment
The soggy sphagnum is clumped around the bare area Wrap the aluminium foil around the area
Squeeze it tight to eliminate the air and seal in the moisture. The layer is ready.
After 2-4 months the layer is ready and a lot of new roots can be seen on right image
Cut the layer from mother plant
Check the new roots and prepare the pot for the new plant
Plant the layer and wet it well. Place the pot in a shady place.
There you are! Having a brand new healthy plant, ready to flower the same season.