The layering is a type of propagation similar to cutting, but safer. It consists in covering the branches or shoots of the plant with soil or soil, but unlike the cuttings, they remain attached to the mother plant until they have rooted on their own.
There are two types of layering: we have in fact the aerial layering when the covering with the soil takes place at the level of the branches of the plant, which are wrapped in a sort of "bag" containing peat and sand in correspondence of a gem. Be careful to make a cut in the bark under the bud itself, so as to favor the emission of the radicles. This type of multiplication is particularly suitable for indoor plants such as Ficus. One speaks instead of layering "a ceppaia" when covering the base of a plant previously deprived of shoots with soil. From the cuts of the plant new basal suckers will come out with radicles, which can later be detached and used as single plants. Usually the seasons most indicated for the layering are the spring and summer seasons, while the rooting time goes from 3 months upwards.