You will get 10 root propagation balls. These are reusable, rinse them in a bucket with bleach and water before using again.We love these, and I think you will too! The clear plastic allows you to see what’s going on.

Root propagation balls, also known as root propagation plugs or root trainers, are a useful tool for propagating plants from cuttings or right on the plant itself – called air layering. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use them effectively:

  1. Prepare your materials: Gather all the necessary materials including the root propagation balls, soil, a clean knife or scissors for cutting,  a rooting hormone (if desired), and your chosen plant.
  2. Choose your plant material:  Select healthy stems from the parent plant, making sure they’re free from disease or pests. For air layering from plants choose healthy stems you don’t mind losing afterwards once they are cut off.
  3. Cut your stem: cut a small section from the bark making sure not to cut too deeply. Look at the pictures to see how.
  4. Apply rooting hormone (optional): Spread some around your cut for air layering if you like.
  5. Attach the balls.: Fill your root propagation balls with damp, well draining soil. Open the ball and clasp it around the plant over your cut. The gently press the ball closed and attach the ball together using zip ties or even twist ties or twine. Secure it in place.
  6. Provide appropriate care: Place the root propagation balls in a warm, bright location, but avoid direct sunlight as it can cause overheating. Keep the balls consistently moist, but not waterlogged, by misting them regularly or watering from below.
  7. Monitor progress: Check the root propagation balls regularly for signs of growth. For cuttings, you should start to see new roots emerging within a few weeks.
  8. Transplant: Once roots have developed sufficiently for cuttings or seedlings have grown several sets of true leaves, cut the new plant off, they can be transplanted into individual pots or directly into the garden.
  9. Provide ongoing care: Continue to care for your propagated plants as they grow, providing appropriate water, light, and nutrients according to their specific needs.

By following these steps, you can effectively use root propagation balls to propagate plants from your existing plants.

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