INSTRUCTIONAL SHEET FOR STUDENTSPROPAGATION BY AIR-LAYERING
Students should be able to:
Demonstrated the steps involved in Air-layering
Explain the reason for using rooting hormone and scraping of cambium layer on stem.
PRPA!A"#$ %& A#R 'A&ER#$!Air layering or marcotting is a form of asexual plant propagation. "his is a form of propagation that involves the use of plant parts( other than seeds to produce ne) plants. "he process of Air-layering involves a system )hereby ne) plants are formed on a stem )hile still being attached to the parent plant.SA*E"& +AR$#$!,.are should be taen )hen using the budding nife so as not to cause in/ury to oneself or others.0.!loves should be )orn at all times to insure that rooting hormone does not come into contact )ith sin.1A"ER#A'S A$D E23#P1E$" $EEDED:,.Plants to layer 0.Rooting hormone 4.Secateurs 5.Sharp sterili6ed budding nife7.Damp cocoa moss8.lear plastic )rap 9.String .%rush ;.'atex gloves.