How to propagate a ficus (or another woody plant) through aerial rooting in 1 month!

Despina Kortesidou, Bloggin' behind

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10 Videos (11m)
    • Why to propagate plants by aerial rooting?

    • Prep the branches

    • Beware of the milky solution!

    • Making the cuts

    • Put the bag on

    • Filling the bag with soil

    • Watering

    • Is it ready?

    • A scope in a future plant

    • The end & a thank you!


About This Class

Hello I am Despina, a crazy plant lady!

A while ago I showed you all the tips on how to germinate roots from avocado seeds in a month. Similar seed techniques work for many plants. However, in plant propagation through seeds you have only a 50% possibility to end up with a plant with the same characteristics. So in the case of having an amazing ficus or another plant with woody tissues, it's a thing to wait for them to grow seeds (hell no!). You can always buy a new plant you might say. Yes, or propagate the existing loved one by creating aerial roots on one of its branches and have a new plant out of this branch. What about that?

In this course I will show you everything you need to know to do exactly this!



23 of 23 students recommendSee All

Its so nice to elarn something you want to knwo about very quickl rather than doing so much research and reading, and many of us learn better by being shown. Love Skillshare for this purpose and this class is a perfect example. For a long time Ive wanted to know how to do this but never took the time to research just a few moments I learned how with no effort! Like her classes and have learned new things and new projects as well!
Mary Springer


I loved this tutorial. I immediately did it in my own backyard and hoping to get a few palms into the house by the end of the month.
Katrin Hummel

Graphic Desiger and Motion Graphics Artist

Love it! :*





Despina Kortesidou

Bloggin' behind

She is Despina. She is a master student (hello neuroscience!) and a born adventurer. Forests, food, flute and books and crafts are in her heart and she knows that. Has a soft spot for cheese and elder people. She is licking cake bowls since 1991 too. Oh, she adores good stories too; to hear and to read them. She started this site, because of her need to tell some of her own too; a place where you can find fresh squeezed brain juice every other day. She has so much fun referring to herself in the 3rd person.

The site; In Whirl of Inspiration, is a (mostly) women's lifestyle website dedicated to inspire a tasty, creative and adventurous life. If you like stories, salty Greek and Mediterranean inspired food, craft projects inspired by nature, paper wor(l)ds' reviews, tips to explore new places and thoughtful mixtapes you are just in the right place.

Thanks for taking the time and the efford to check my little courses! I appreciate it to the moon and back! :)