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Q.How To Grow / Propagate Banyan Tree From Aerial Roots Alone

Zone Zone 10 | New Garderner added on September 9, 2021 | Answered

I have some aerial roots (12-24 inches) of a banyan trees. Is it possible to grow a tree by planting the tip of the roots alone? I could not cut the stem since it was high and very thick.

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Answered on September 10, 2021

Technically, yes. With the right auxin/cytokinin ratio, you can force shoot growth. Usually, a cytokinin spray, such as a bud set spray, will force shoot growth. That may be all that it takes!

This article will help you to understand plant hormones:


This article will explain what a tomato set spray is (even though it won't specify for shoot growth use):


This article will help you to care for the Banyan:


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