Air layering bonsai is a great, but also advanced method to shape a new bonsai. In this weekly tutorial, Morten Albek takes you through all the steps to shape a future Shohin bonsai from an already existing bonsai.
The bonsai have some flaws and therefore air layering is a tool to start a new tree from the old. Air layering is an advanced technique where new roots are grown at a new place at either the trunk or at a branch. Not all trees are responding well to this technique, but the Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens, produces new roots when provoked.
A guideline for trees that might respond positively to air layering is trees that also are possible to reproduce by cuttings.
In this video, you are shown step-by-step how to do this operation, when, and why. Online now at Kisetsu-en Bonsai Online.