We are searching data for your request:
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.
The propagation spheres (also called propagation balls) are an interesting aid that can also be used by people with little experience in agronomy, agriculture and gardening to clone different varieties of plants and flowers.
What are the propagation spheres
Spheres or balls of propagation, in English "cloning balls”Are spherical containers in PP plastic with which it is possible to replicate some varieties of plants and flowers.
How propagation balls are made
The propagation balls are essentially a spherical "mold" designed specifically to contain soil and nutrients to be fixed on the stem of the plant to be cloned after making an incision.
The spheres are made in such a way that they can be closed thanks to a clip and further "tightened" around the branch using plastic bands to pass through the 4 pre-arranged holes.
The holes and the clip of the propagator sphere
How to use the propagation spheres
Use a sphere of propagation it's very simple, just follow the steps below:
- make an incision of about 2.5 cm on the stem of the plant to be cloned
- fill the sphere with soil and nutrients
- fix it near the incision using the special clip closure mechanism and 4 plastic ties to pass through the holes located on the sides of the sphere
- periodically water the soil contained in the sphere using the openings located in the upper part of the sphere
The slots to allow you to water the topsoil from the top of the sphere
How long does it take for roots to form
After a variable period of between 6 and 8 weeks from when the installation is carried out, the roots will have propagated in the soil inside the sphere.
On which plants can propagator balls be used
The propagator balls can be used on flowers such as magnolia, camellia and roses or on fruit trees by shortening the usual propagation times.
Video showing how the propagating spheres work
In this video you will see how the propagator spheres work and what results can be obtained.
Where can propagator balls be purchased
Propagator balls can be purchased on Amazon for a few Euros. On this page you will find a set of 4 propagation spheres available in different sizes and in two colors, black and white at a price below 20 Euros, shipping costs included.
Always on Amazon, however, you can find many other models offered by many sellers.
How many times can propagator balls be used
Propagator balls can be used many times when used correctly as they are made of sturdy PP plastic.
Contraindications of propagating spheres
Propagator balls have no contraindications as they do not disturb the natural growth of the plant.
Propagating spheres for didactic purposes
The propagating balls o cloning balls they are also very useful as regards the ability to fascinate children who will be able to discover with their eyes how a plant can be cloned very easily and in a rather short period of time.
In the video that we have proposed a little above in our article you can see the amazement of the child who asks “but how is this possible”? We are sure that the propagating spheres will be able to fascinate and stimulate the curiosity of your children too.
You may also be interested in our related articles:
- Propagation by stolon
- Carnations: propagation and care
- Succulents propagation, the guide