In this Article you will learn about about What are Rooting Hormones & Organic Rooting Stimulants – available in form of powders, liquids or gels forms and are an important stuff in cloning process in gardening – cloning is growing a plant from its cuttings taken from mother plant.
What is a Rooting Hormone?
Rooting hormones are chemicals or substances that help promote fast and healthy onset of new roots. They can be either synthetic chemical or naturally occurring or organic rooting hormones.
These are available in form of powders, liquids or gels forms and are an important stuff in cloning process in gardening – cloning is growing a plant from its cuttings taken from mother plant.
And one more thing, You must know is that most plant cuttings will naturally produce their own rooting hormones after a short period of time. In fact, many plants can easily be cloned by simply placing the cutting in some clean water without any external aid like a rooting chemical.
However, some plants are difficult and do not grow well with this ordinary method. Other plants may take a really long time to develop roots without the use of a rooting hormone. This slows down the production of the entire garden. Hence, The use of a rooting hormone will provide more consistent results than cuttings just placed in water or soil for rooting.
Auxins are one of the main plant hormones that aid in the creation of initial root growth. More specifically, indole acetic acid (IAA) is the natural auxin found in plants that is responsible for natural root stimulation.
IAA is involved in just about every aspect of plant growth and development, including the formation of embryo development, induction of cell division, stem elongation, vascular tissue differentiation, fruit/flower development and the induction of rooting.
Most rooting products do not contain this exact IAA but rather a synthetic form of indole-butyric acid (IBA) and/or napthaleneacetic acid (NAA). These rooting hormone products come in different forms, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
The one you are seeing here is called Rooter and contains this IBA chemical. This I got it for really cheap for about 250 bucks. The link to purchase online is shared in description and also link at top right side of this video.
Make sure you get a sealed packed product and also check the bar code. Then open the cork and see whether its sealed properly. So this contains the indole butyric acid as the rooting powder. Will share you the results of this in my future videos, whenenver I grow cuttings and see which is better, whether organic or inorganic.
Now the organic powder, what we have been using till now is cinnamon bark powder which is easily available in your kitchen or grocery store. Its mainly used for its antiseptic / antifungal properties for propagating cuttings.
Also Honey is another excellent product used for fast rooting and has similar action to the cinnamon powder.
Then lastly, how do we use these hormones in powdered form. We have been doing these in propagating cuttings. We just dip the cutting base in this powder and then make a hole in the soil and insert the cuttings. Also watch the video and Press Like and Subscribe to our Video channel at https://youtube.com/gardentips