Tibolar-RS and air-layering (1)

Not only just feeding the plant/tree and enriching the soil is what Tibolar-RS made for. Also other applications were tested with Tibolar-RS.

Air-layering, a technique that I used to try to produce bonsai. But almost all tryouts failed. I used spaghnum moss, different rooting materials, but nothing realy worked out. Or the tree died when I separated it from the mother tree in time, or the rooting didn’t do well.

Enough said about failures. This year I tried Tibolar-RS on three airlayers. Two I used the rooter pot and another which I didn’t take pictures from, just a black plastic pot.

Hereby  the results.

Zelkova Seratta air-layering.

10435591_340015032817600_6496025928579061777_n   10500571_340015052817598_4809911681426476577_n                                       Zelkova Seratta air-layering in pure akadama. When I noticed the first few roots on the 13th of may I applied a few pellets of Tibolar-RS and after one month the rooter pot was totally filled with roots.

1405275175875                                                                                Result. Long vibrant roots.

One year later…Vibrant radial roots.

Another Zelkova air-layered. This Zelkova was airlayered Japanese style. In the pot.  Some netting was made in a circle,  filled with akadama and topped of with sphagnum moss. This is the result after one year.

Air Layered Japanese Maple

Also here I only used pure akadama. And Tibolar-RS NPK4-6-2.

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Roots are this vibrant that they start growing out off the soil.

6th of april 2015.

10425407_486046171547818_8547756354784042657_n                                                                                  Air layered Japanese maple taken out of pot, roots trimmed.


A layer of callus has grown over the place where the tree was separated from the mothertree.

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Ideal radial nebari roots are created, size ranges from 2 till 4 mm wide. Tree is potted again. On Tibolar-RS NPK4-6-2.  Now in a flatter container so that the roots can start growing horizontally.

To be continued….


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