Using a rooting hormone to propagate plant cuttings increases the chance that the new plant will thrive. Taking a cutting from a plant and growing it produces a new plant identical to the parent plant. This is a reliable and inexpensive way to propagate your favorite plants and the best way to grow new difficult-to-propagate plants. Stem cuttings are the most common, but plants can also be grown from root cuttings and leaf cuttings.
What Is Rooting Hormone?
Rooting hormone products stimulate root growth, typically on plant cuttings. They generally come in powder forms.
When the rooting hormone is used correctly, it causes the cutting to develop roots quickly and be more robust than cuttings that don’t receive the rooting hormone. Most homeowners use it primarily on ornamental plants in the landscape and to propagate succulents
Which Cuttings Can You Use?
The Go Garden rooting hormone works on a variety of cuttings, including new growth, woody stems, leaves, and roots to dramatically increase the odds of success with propagation. If the plant is a blooming plant, wait until the blooms fade before taking the cutting. Rooting new plants from parents requires patience and the cuttings are fragile before the root system develops. In general, keep the planting medium moist but not wet and provide light but no direct sun