Plant Propagation & The Cutting Globe:
Air layering is currently gaining its popularity back as a successful means of propagation and we would like to help drive it forward with our range of CUTTING GLOBE PLANT PROPAGATORS ..

When you air layer a plant, you remove a 1” wide section of the outer layers of a plant stem (bark, cambium layer, and phloem) in a process known as girdling.

Then, you apply a rooting hormone to the area to stimulate root growth from the cut area and wrap the area in suitable soil media to retain moisture.

Finally, you put the moss or moss peat in a cutting globe and clip it around the wound ..  

By removing these sections of the plant, you prevent nutrients from moving below the cut area. However, water and nutrients can still move up to the area. This means that the leaves on the stem will remain healthy, and the buildup of nutrients at the cut site (along with rooting hormone) will activate what are known as adventitious buds, causing them to turn into roots. Once these roots have grown enough, the stem can be cut off the parent plant and potted up.

 Cambium Layer
The cutting globe facilitates this propagation method called air layering that has been used for over 4000 years (tried and tested). The small globe is designed to take cuttings from climbers and long stemmed slim plants. The large and medium globe is designed to take large cuttings from shrubs and
Air layering is a propagation method for woody plants that allows you to root branches while still attached to the parent plant. It is useful for plants that are hard to propagate by cuttings or if you want your new plant to have a larger size once removed from the mother plant saving you years in growing time 

Design features of the cutting globe include:

  • 3 click locking on medium and large cutting globes. New locking pins for small globes.
  • Ratio between hole and globe for maximum root growth to size of stem.
  • Considering that 90 percent of your branches will not be straight, we have designed the globes with a degree of 
    • unalignment  to help you get a stress free successful new plant .
    • The red half functions as a light blocker to reduce algae build up
    • The clear side permits the observation of root growth.
    •  Reusable, it can be washed out and used again and again

    How to Air Layer a Plant

    Although the method seems a bit complex, it’s not too hard to do! All it takes is attention to detail and a lot of patience. But as gardeners, patience is one of our virtues, isn’t it?


    You can find most of these materials around the house, except for the rooting hormone, which I’ve marked as optional. It will probably speed up propagation time, but it’s not mandatory and plants will propagate fine without it. 

    • Sharp, sterilized cutting instrument
    • Sphagnum peat moss/peat moss or a quality sterile compost 
    • Rooting hormone (optional)
    • cutting globe 
    • water in a bowl 
    • water gel (optional found in kids diapers) 
    • perlite for your peat moss or compost 

    Who doesn’t like free plants? Air layering plants is a method of propagation which doesn’t require a horticultural degree . Even the novice gardener can gather a few tips on the process and have a successful outcome. Read on for more info and some easy plants on which to try the process. Plant propagation may be accomplished in numerous ways. Seeds and cuttings are the simplest method but often maturity will take months or even years. Additionally, plants started from seed are not always identical to the parent plant. In order to ensure an identical copy, you need the genetic material. In other words, you literally use the plant itself.  Layering propagation will produce a genetic copy ,a clone of the new plants which will carry all the characteristics of the parent and one of the most popular forms of layering is air layering.

    HOW DO I DO IT ?

  • By selecting a stem or branch on your shrub or tree that will fill the hole on your cutting globe. 
  • Ring the bark in two places 1 inch apart and remove the bark .
  • Peel bark all the way around scraping off any green cambium layer that might be left behind. 
  • Paste your wound with a rooting hormone powder/gel. 
  • Fill your cutting globe with damp moss peat. Place the cutting globe around wound and clip into place.
  • Do not overfill and keep closing ridges clear. Wait until roots have filled your cutting globe. 
  • Cut off your now established root ball. 
  • Plant is now ready to be planted out or into a pot.(Keep Watering)
  • Sizes:approx 
    95mm 3 inch cutting globe for trees, shrubs roses etc.
    69mm 2 inch cutting globe for smaller branches of trees ,and shrubs both in and outdoors.
    29mm 1 inch cutting globe for shrubs, climbers, house plants, etc.

  • Why use The Cutting Globe?

  • For over 4000 years gardeners have been air-layering plants and shrubs with great success . Bonsai masters have perfected this method of propagation and continue to this day to use it with great success. There are many advantages to using the cutting globe to airlayer your trees and shrubs etc. The predrilled holes give you a good root to stem ratio for your plantsto develop once removed from the globe. Ideal for indoor plants that have grown leggy through the loss of lower foliage and for plants that are hard to root with traditional forms of propagation. The size of your cutting can be a lot bigger than what you can expect when using a traditional method, therefore saving you years ingrowing time. Some plants take years to flower and fruit but with this method and with your new cutting globe, your plant will flower or fruit in its first year . You can have several cutting globes on any one plant. For hydroponics you can substitute soil for rockwool or sponge.
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List of plants that can be propagated with The Cutting Globe  / airlayering /dicot/monocot
Most wooded plants in your garden can be Airlayered with your cutting globe including fruit trees ,fruit bushes ,ornamental trees ,native trees ,climbers ,roses shrubs etc. 
Other suitable plants for air layering include: acers, camellia, Chaenomeles, daphnes, Ficus, Forsythia, Hamamelis, hibiscus , jasmine,Roses,hydrangea, Dogwood,Quince ,spirea ,weigela, Philodendron,hibiscus, rhododendron and azalea, lilac and viburnums.  Can also be used to propagate large, overgrown house plants such as rubber plants, croton, or dieffenbachia that have lost most of their lower leaves. Woody ornamentals such as magnolia, oleander, and holly can also be propagated by air layering list is for ever growing .
Rooting Large stem cuttings of such big plants is not always successful with traditional methods, especially with woody species such as the croton (Codiaeum) or one or other of the figs (Ficus) or scheffleras (Schefflera), which are notoriously hard to root.
The advantage of air-layering is that the section you want to root continues to be nourished in minerals and sugars – and especially in moisture! –by the mother plant throughout the entire process. A stem cutting, having been “liberated” from the mother plant before it has any roots at all, must fend for itself from the start.
Just imagine having a whole orchard or Garden filled with your favorite trees, vines and berries! With this amazing propagation technology developed in Ireland , you can have exact clones of your favorite woody plants without the high cost of purchasing additional trees or the time constraints of starting from seed. 
If you have a tree or plant in your garden and you would like to airlayer it ,but not sure would it take simply google How to airlayer ........ and you will be surprised how many people use this type of propagation .

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