How To Reproduce Pink Flowers On My Red Azalea

air layering

Q: I noticed a branch on my red azalea that had beautiful light pink flowers. How can I reproduce it? 

A: Air layering is a great way to make rooted cuttings from your favorite rose, camellia or azalea. The process involves wounding a limb, dusting the wound with rooting hormone and wrapping the wound with a fistful of sphagnum moss that’s kept dark and moist for eight weeks. It’s pretty simple to do and you can get several rooted starts from the same plant. I have pictures of the process and a great video here.

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