Planting is so relaxing. Since I began growing different kinds of plants, I fell in love with it. After a few years, we now have five trees at our mini home garden. They keep on growing. This post is all about Marcotting a Makopa Tree.
What you see in the photo above are two out of five trees we have at home. Our Makopa tree was planted at the side front yard. Why do we marcot this tree? As you can see, the leaves and stem is vigorously thick that we need to cut and trim. So, not to waste the parts we will be Marcotting a Makopa Tree. Apart from that, my brother-in-law requested to have one.
For every plant we sow from seeds or seedling to becoming a full grown plant or tree, they are like our kids too that needs love, care, and attention.
What is Marcotting? Marcotting is a fast and easy way to propagate a tree from a grown tree. Marcotting is normally done during rainy season to minimize the need for frequent watering.
Marcotting a Makopa Tree
In taking care of the plants, watering them well is important. With the help of some people who have experience in growing plants and trees, we learned. As the plant grows, we discover the plants life cycle.
Watching how to marcot a tree from youtube and reading articles serves as a good guide in marcotting a makopa tree.
I’m at 75% already in the process of marcotting a makopa tree. So far, here are the process I’ve done:
- Choose a stem to marcot where you can see new buds of leaves growing or about to grow.
- Prepare a soil with a mixture of coco peat, compost soil or garden soil.
- Using a knife or cutter, make a cut (girdling or scraping) remove the bark of the stem in a circular motion around the stem about 3-5 inches in size.
- Prepare the mixture of soil (coco peat, compost soil & sand) in a transparent plastic bag then place it at the area of the stem where you remove the bark. Tie around it at the stem. I think that the fast way to marcot a tree and for fast rooting is by using a coco peat, compost soil, and watering it daily.
- To keep the moisture of the marcotted stem, water it daily.
- Wait for the rooting to appear. In my observation, the visible rooting of my marcotted Makopa appeared after 23 days as shown in the second picture. Now, you can cut the marcotted stem and plant it in a pot or ground.
Normally, rooting takes place from 5 to 8 weeks depending on the soil and tree. I’ll be updating this with the picture of the marcotted makopa when I transfer it already in a pot. Marcotting a makopa tree achieved! Happy planting!