Gently knock the soil from the roots of your plant. This is easier to do when the soil is somewhat dry. If the roots are tightly wrapped around themselves, gently massage them until the soil loosens up.
After most of the soil is off the roots, quickly dip them in room-temperature water
Wrap the roots with sphagnum moss and squeeze out any excess water. Then neatly wrap all of the sphagnum moss around the roots and tie it together with the cotton thread. Eventually, the thread will disintegrate and the roots will spread through the moss into the soil.
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Step by step instructions created by Taylor Patterson and photos by Rory Gunderson for Wilder Quarterly. Text and photos used with permission.