Air Layering Capsule: The Fast and Easy Way to Clone Your Plants

The Air Layering Capsule is a revolutionary tool that enables you to grow roots onto the branches of existing plants, resulting in a clone that is more mature and stronger than those produced by normal propagation methods. Suitable for most plants, including tropical indoor plants, climbers, roses, magnolia, camellias, azaleas, as well as nut and fruit producers like apples, pears, pecans, and citrus.

Features and Benefits

  • Stronger Aerial Roots: The capsule produces stronger aerial roots for faster and more efficient plant reproduction.
  • Quick and Easy: The capsule is simple to use and results in a more mature plant faster than normal propagation methods.
  • Wide Applicability: The capsule is suitable for most plants, including a wide range of indoor plants and fruit producers.

How to Use

  1. Select a vertical branch just below the bud.
  2. Make two horizontal cuts in the bark, 10mm apart.
  3. Peel the bark away between the cuts to expose the inner cambium.
  4. Fill the capsule with moist coco peat (coir) or sphagnum moss and clamp the capsule around the exposed cambium.
  5. Seal the capsule to prevent drying out and water weekly.
  6. Check for root growth after 6 weeks.
  7. Once established, cut the branch below the capsule and plant out.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

The Air Layering Capsule is perfect for anyone looking to clone their plants easily and quickly. It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor gardeners, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • For stem diameters of 8-12mm.
  • Seal the capsule properly to prevent drying out.
  • Water the capsule weekly to ensure proper growth.


Can I use the Air Layering Capsule on all types of plants?
Yes, most plants can be air layered using the capsule, including indoor plants, climbers, roses, magnolia, camellias, azaleas, and nut and fruit producers like apples, pears, pecans, and citrus.

How long does it take for roots to grow?
Root growth can be seen after 6 weeks.

How do I know when the roots are established?
You can cut the branch below the capsule and plant it out once the roots are established.

What is the recommended stem diameter for the capsule?
The capsule is recommended for stem diameters of 8-12mm.

How often should I water the capsule?
The capsule should be watered weekly to ensure proper growth.

How do I seal the capsule properly?
The capsule should be sealed properly to prevent drying out, using tape or a similar material to cover the exposed cambium.

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