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Richard Mersch RickMersch at worldnet.att.net
Fri Mar 13 20:17:23 EST 1998


Thanks much for your reply.  I really hate to bother you more (and show our
ignorance), but what is "air-layering"?  If you could point us in the right
direction we would appreciate it greatly.  We're really amateurs at this.

Hmmm...  Could get bigger.  Does this mean home remodeling?

Colin Will wrote in message <3502AEC6.5BD4 at virgin.net>...
>Richard Mersch wrote:
>> My wife has had a rubber tree for about twenty years
>> Snip
>> Can anyone give us advice as to anything else we should do for this old
>> friend?
>> TIA.
>Try air-layering, to get a new and maybe more vigorous plant. Seven feet
>in twenty years isn't all that much - nearly a foot a year is possible
>with unrestricted root room. Try scraping the top layer of compost out
>of the pot every year, and replacing it with fresh compost - that'll
>give it a boost.
>Best wishes.
>Colin Will

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