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Layer
photo: K.-H. Hübbers

Layers
Layering is a slow and laborious method. To propagate just a few plants, the technique is as practical as any; however it has little or no appeal at the nursery where more efficient methods are needed. To layer a selection, remove about 1 inch of soil beneath a low-lying stem. Make several shallow, encircling knife cuts in the underside of the stem. Bend it to the ground and peg the stem down. Cover it with leaf mould or peat moss and soil. After two growing seasons the new plant can be removed.

 
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