It is mentioned as Ficus microcarpa 'Golden Gate', got it from here but my version didn't come with aerial roots.I was asking about this exact sort of thing a couple months ago. I'll see if I can dig it up in case you're interested in some of the thought folks gave there.
What sort of ficus is it? Tiger bark?
There was a suggestion to just use a dab of cut paste in a spot on the branch where you want one to start
Yes, I did more tests and it work perfectly.
I would even say that my results on the Tigerbark are more close to 90% to initiate aerial root.
I Apply paste on dry bark, but the solid tacky one not the "liquid" version of paste, spray water and kept the tree in high humidity and Im mostly sure I will have 1 or more roots emerging from the paste in the coming weeks.
That is if you want a root at a precise spot.
As @sorce mention its important to know if we talk about air layer or aerial roots as they are totally different.
For aerial roots I also tried to build a clear plastic tent covering only the pot and a part of the trunk where I wanted aerial roots, I kept the tent and trunk mostly wet for a fews days and aerials roots start emerging.
Now its pretty much the opposite, as aerial roots on branches doesnt go with my design I constantly have to take them off the tree as they tend to develop everywhere in no time at around 55% humidity +.
Hope it help!
Would you be able to share a link from Amazon for this "I Apply paste on dry bark, but the solid tacky one not the "liquid" version of paste"
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