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Growing Plants from Cuttings? Use HONEY as Rooting Hormone! It really works and proven in a study!
Make propagating plants from cuttings easier by using honey as rooting hormone before planting. It’s the best natural “one-ingredient” rooting hormone. It may contain the enzymes that promote root growth, but most importantly the antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties in honey save the cuttings from rot and infection.
Also Read: 6 Ways to Use Honey in the Garden
According to a study published in the University of Hawaii Extension, a series of experiments were conducted to find out the efficacy of honey as a rooting hormone as compare to commercial rooting hormones available in the market.
It concluded, “Honey did demonstrate an ability to root plant species, but it is not as successful as synthetic rooting hormones.” It means you can use honey as an alternative to market products. Read more here!
Also Read: Uses of Honey In the Garden
How to Use Honey as Rooting Hormone?
There’re three ways to do that:
- Dip the cut end of cutting you’re going to plant in undiluted honey and rotate it to create a thin layer around it. After dipping, plant it in the growing medium.
- Add two tablespoons of honey in two cups of boiled water and let the solution to cool. Dip the cutting in it and plant it in the growing medium.
- Wet cuttings in the water and roll them in cinnamon powder. Afterward, turn the cuttings in honey before planting. Addition of cinnamon will increase the potency of this DIY rooting hormone.
Also Read: How to Use Cinnamon in the Garden
There must be a jar of honey in your home? Why don’t you use it in your garden? How? Well, here’s a list of 6 Uses of Honey in the Garden!
Honey is known for its culinary and medicinal benefits from thousands of years. But did you know there are ways to use honey in the garden? The antibacterial and antifungal properties make it an excellent rooting hormone, you can create a fertilizer with it to feed your plants and a lot more. Find out 6 never-known “Uses of Honey in Garden” in this article.
1. Honey Water Fertilizer
To make this honey water fertilizer, mix one or two tablespoons full of honey in two liters of water. Whisk the solution well and apply it just the way you water plants. If you’re dealing with potted plants, pour it until water starts to seep out from the bottom. Apply it once in every two weeks.
This honey water fertilizer will mainly benefit the flowering and fruiting plants and annuals. Its application helps in raising the Brix Level, which means more flavorful and sweeter fruits.
Caveat: If you’re dealing with ants in your garden, avoid this honey water solution as it might encourage them.
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2. Honey Fruit Flies Trap
Fruit flies are nasty little pests we all want to avoid. You can make a fruit fly trap to keep them in check. For this, get a rotting fruit, honey, and apple cider vinegar.
Put all these ingredients in a jar and pour some more apple cider vinegar on the top. Cover the top with cellophane and wrap it with a rubber band. Make plenty of holes on it using a toothpick. Keep this fruit fly trap on a strategic spot to lure them.
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3. Honey Rooting Hormone
Growing plants from cuttings? Increase your success rate by using rooting hormone before planting. If you don’t have a commercial one, use Honey. This is one of the best uses of honey in the garden because it supports root growth. The famous antibacterial and antifungal properties in honey save the cuttings from rot and infection and provide a safe environment for growing roots.
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey in 2 cups of boiled water and let it cool. Dip the cuttings in this solution and plant them. The cuttings will root in 1 to 3 weeks.
4. Honey Foliar Spray
Honey is the source of many essential plant elements like Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Potassium. You can use it to feed your plants in garden and container. If you’re applying the honey water fertilizer above, DIY this homemade foliar spray for your plants.
For this, add 2 tablespoons of honey in a gallon of water. Mix it well before transferring into a spray bottle. Mist this foliar fertilizer on the foliage of your unhealthy plants after every week or two.
Also Read: Using Honey As Rooting Hormone
5. Honey Slug Trap
Large holes in stems, foliage, fruit, and even bulbs is an indication of slug infestation and here’re a quick way to get rid of them–Honey Slug Trap. Set a trap for slugs by making the solution of honey and yeast by boiling it in some water. Transfer this in a container or bowl. Bury this container to the ground level so that slugs can fall into it easily.
A Few Tips:
- Your container must be deep enough so that slugs couldn’t come out.
- Get rid of the slugs that fell into your trap and refill it every 2-3 days.
Also Read: Tips to Remove Slugs from the Garden
6. Honey Ant Killer
If ants are causing troubles in your garden. This honey ant killer is enough to poison the entire colony of ants in a short time.
The main toxic ingredient in this is Borax, add 1/2 teaspoon of it in 2 tablespoons each of honey and peanut butter. Identify a good location to place this bait. Also, check out 29 more ways to get rid of ants here.
Also Read: Ways to Use Borax in the Garden
Using Honey In Cannabis Cultivation
Have you ever wondered how you might make your cannabis crops a little sweeter? Consider adding some honey into the mix.
It turns out that honey can play a useful role in cannabis cultivation in several different ways: it can be used as a rooting stimulant for cuttings, and can act as a fertilizer. We’ll examine these applications one by one. Make sure that when you buy honey, you pick a variety that’s 100% pure, and doesn’t contain any corn syrup—your cannabis plants don’t need any of that.
USING HONEY AS A ROOTING STIMULANT
Cloning is when you take a plant you love and use its cuttings to produce a genetically identical copy. Cloning can be useful if you have a strain you really like, or an environment perfectly suited to a particular plant’s genetic profile.
For a cutting to become a new plant, it has to be activated by a rooting hormone. Plants produce their own rooting hormone, so if you take a cutting and place it in a glass of clear filtered water, it should start growing roots on its own. That being said, if you want to improve your odds and speed up the rooting process, you may want to consider an exogenous rooting hormone.
Auxins are the most common type of rooting hormone found in plants. Indole acetic acid (IAA) is the kind produced endogenously. Most commercial rooting products don’t use IAA but a synthetic rooting hormone, like indolebutyric acid (IBA) or naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). These tend to work well, but can have a short shelf life and many growers don’t want to expose their crops to chemicals.
For those who would rather keep things organic, honey can act as a natural rooting stimulant. It can also be a useful addition to those who are using synthetic rooting hormones, and want to add an organic booster. Honey has powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties, so it’ll prevent your root from getting infected. Some growers believe that honey has special enzymes which encourage root growth. Honey has a long shelf life, so if you buy a special jar for gardening, you can use it for years.
To use honey as root stimulant, coat the “wound” of your cutting in a thick layer of honey and place it in a growth medium. Growers using honey as a rooting agent can expect the roots to begin forming after 7–14 days.
USING HONEY AS FERTILIZER
Once your plant is fully grown, you may expose it to honey again—this time in the soil!
Plants themselves have no need for glucose, as they produce their own glucose through photosynthesis. That being said, the microflora in the soil can be enriched by it. Soil is full of good bacteria and fungi, and a little bit of honey can help them prosper. Dissolve 5–15ml of honey in a gallon of water, and use this to water your plants. Be careful not to “overload” your soil with honey, as this can backfire and cause damage. Some growers brew their own fertilizer by combining honey, amino acids, milk, yucca extract, volcanic ash, and soap bark extract.
Cannabis can benefit from honey, and happily, honey can benefit from cannabis as well—farmers report that hemp pollen is a valuable resource for bees. Further, honey and weed can combine to form an excellent tincture. It seems these two substances get along on many levels, which works out well for the rest of us.
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Using Molasses, Honey, and Sugar Water on Marijuana Plants
Yet another topic often debated by many Cannabis growers, is whether or not adding ingredients like Molasses, Honey, or Sugar Water increase a plants health, and quality of the buds it produces.
In the following article, we are going to go over the different uses growers claim sugar based products have in the Marijuana grow room, and how you can use it to grow better Cannabis.
What Does Sugar Do for Marijuana Plants?There are 4 primary reasons most growers report using sugars in their Cannabis grows.
- It sweetens the flavor of your smoke
One of the most touted reasons to use sugar in your cannabis grows is to increase the flavors of your buds. This is something we have experienced firsthand in some of the grows we have been a part of in the past. However many other growers suggest that sugar does not improve the flavor of smoke at all, and that this is just a myth.
It helps to bulk up the buds
Another benefit claimed to be a myth by some growers, and to be fact by others, reportedly adding sugar to your Cannabis grows will increase the size of your buds. We have experienced some of our biggest buds while use sugar in our nutrient programs. However without a proper scientific control we can’t give you any exact numbers yet.
It helps to harden the buds
Some growers suggest that by using sugar you can actually increase the hardness of the Marijuana buds. While not as widely accepted, this may be a case of strain specific results, and not as easily duplicated.
It feeds enzymes and other beneficial bacterium’s in the grow media
One of the only benefits not debated is the usefulness of sugar in soils or mediums that have an active living root system filled with Mycorrhizae. Sugars and carbohydrates help to feed the colonies of bacteria to keep them healthy, a byproduct of which is healthy plants.What Forms of Sugar Can I Feed My Marijuana Plants?There are numerous companies that make different types of sugar based products. Some of the more popular sugar products are: Bud Candy, FloraNectar, Hydro Honey, Sugar Daddy, Grandma’s Molasses.
As far as cost Grandma’s Molasses is the cheapest, and can be found at almost any local grocery store.
As far as quality, in our experience Hydro Honey by Humboldt County’s Own was the best. This is probably because it contains 88% molasses along with other ingredients that are formulated to be more stable in hydroponic environments that straight molasses is.
So Should I Use Sugar Products on My Marijuana Plants?With such a highly debated topic, I would advise you to absolutely try it for yourself. What works for one person doesn’t always work for another.
With so many variations in strains of Marijuana, Nutrient Products, and Environments, it is more than likely some growers will have more success using sugar than other growers.
Personal experience is one of the best teachers!
Have you tried to propagate plants but not had much success?
Have you excitedly taken cuttings from your garden and placed them lovingly in your nursery, only to see them wilting and drooping?
Well, you might be missing out on a key element of propagating cuttings successfully – using rooting hormone. If you’ve never experimented with rooting hormone, you’re missing out on a big boost in the success rate of your plant propagation.
In this article, we’ll cover the following:
- Why gardeners use rooting hormone
- The different types of rooting hormone
- How to make natural rooting hormone
- Some of the best rooting hormone products on the market
If you want to see my top picks, see the list below. Otherwise, let’s get into it!
- Gel Rooting Hormone: HydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel
- Liquid: Dip ‘N Grow Liquid Rooting Hormone
- Powder: Garden Safe Take Root Rooting Hormone
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What Is Rooting Hormone?
When gardeners want to propagate plants, they’re often impatient and want to increase the likelihood that a plant will root successfully. This makes sense — we all want our plant babies to thrive!
If you’re taking cuttings, root hormone helps a cutting develop strong roots quicker instead of struggling to survive.
It doesn’t matter what type of rooting hormone you use, only that you use one in general. It’s far more effective than trying to propagate with traditional soil or water techniques.
The long and short of it is this: rooting hormones will never decrease the chance that a plant propagates, they will only increase it.
So why not try them?
Types of Rooting Hormones
From left to right: liquid, gel, and powdered rooting hormones.
Liquid is by far the most common type of rooting hormone, but there are two different formats it’s sold in. The first is standard-strength rooting hormone that can be used right out of the bottle. The second is a concentrated rooting hormone that must be diluted in order to properly apply it.
When using a ready-to-go liquid rooting hormone, you should pour it into a different container instead of dipping it directly into the bottle. This prevents any disease from contaminating your cuttings.
If you’re using the concentrated form, you must dilute it before you can use it. You may think it’s a hassle to dilute your rooting hormone, but it tends to be cheaper than the ready-to-go format. It also allows you to more closely calibrate the dilution to the plant that you are trying to propagate.
Recommended: Dip ‘N Grow Liquid Rooting Hormone
If you want a more shelf-stable rooting hormone, opt for the powdered version. Hobbyist and commercial gardeners alike are fans of powdered rooting hormone because it lasts longer.
When using powder rooting hormone, dip your cuttings into water first so the powder will adhere to and seal the cut area. Then, pour some powder into a separate bowl or plate so as to avoid contamination. Finally, dip your wet cuttings into the powder and shake off any excess.
Recommended: Garden Safe Take Root Rooting Hormone
The most popular of the three types of rooting hormone is the gel form. This is my personal choice because I like the most convenient rooting process possible, so powder and liquid are out for me.
All you need to do when using gel rooting hormones is to place the gel in a small container and then dip your cuttings in them. The gel will stick to the cutting so you do not need to do anything else. Then, place your cutting in a growing medium and You’re good to go.
Recommended: HydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel
How to Use Rooting Hormone Properly
Using rooting hormone is extremely simple, but there are a couple of steps to make sure you get right to make sure your cuttings root successfully.
Here’s a video on how I clone basil using a powdered rooting hormone, along with a step-by-step process below:
Step 1: Gather Your Cuttings
The first thing to do is gather cuttings. Taking good cuttings is the subject of another article, but in general you’ll want to strip off a couple of leaves at the bottom and make a 45-degree cut with a sterilized knife. Then, place them in the same area and prepare for step two.
Step 2: Preparing Your Rooting Hormone
You’ll need to properly prepare your rooting hormone based on the type you purchase.
If you are using a liquid, non-concentrated solution, pour that into a separate container to avoid contamination. If you’re using a concentrated liquid, you’ll need to dilute it and pour it into a separate container.
If you’re using a powdered or gel solution, pour it into a separate container as well.
Step 3: Apply the Rooting Hormone
If you’re using a liquid rooting hormone, all you need to do is dip your cuttings into the solution and set aside.
Powdered rooting hormone will require you to dip your cuttings in water, then roll in the powder, then shake off any excess.
The gel rooting hormone is the easiest to use, because all you have to do is dip it and the gel will adhere to your cutting.
Step 4: Planting Your Cuttings
Now that your rooting hormone is applied, you need to plant your cuttings in a growing medium. I have an entire article on the best types of growing media, but you can use organic peat moss, soil, or rockwool cubes and they should do just fine.
Once you place your cuttings in your growing media, cover them with a humidity dome or plastic bag and place in an area where they get bright light.
Step 5: Wait For Your Cuttings To Root
While your cuttings are establishing their root systems, make sure that you give them enough moisture. Because they do not have a root system, they will dehydrate quickly unless they live in a high humidity environment. This is what the humidity dome and daily misting solve.
Once you see new root and leaf development, you can move them to an area with lower humidity as they will be able to sustain themselves.
Making a DIY Rooting Hormone
If you’re more of a DIY type, you can make a homemade rooting hormone with a few different ingredients. The main two ways to make your own rooting hormone are with either honey or willow. Most people do not have access to willow trees, but can get a hold of some honey.
Honey Rooting Hormone Recipe
- Boil two cups of water.
- Add a tablespoon of organic honey (you can use processed if it’s all you have).
- Mix together and let the solution cool to room temperature.
- When cool, dip your cuttings into the mixture and continue the propagating process.
Many gardeners report that this recipe produces healthy and vigorous root growth that’s equal or better than commercial rooting hormones on the market.
I have yet to try it myself, but if you do definitely let me know in the comments!
The Best Rooting Hormones To Buy
Best Rooting Gel
HydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel
SaleHydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel, 100 ml
Clonex is my choice for the best rooting gel on the market. Not only is it affordable, but I’ve never had any problems using it with any plant that I have propagated.
As it is a gel, it will remain in contact with the stem and seal off the cut area. It includes a full spectrum of all the nutrients and trace elements that a plant needs to stimulate new root growth.
The shelf life can be a concern, but I’ve never had any problems using it for up to 4 years after purchasing. In fact, I usually run out of it before a year’s time, so the shelf life has never been a problem for me.
Another good option: General Hydroponics Rapid Start for Root Branching
I recommend a lot of General Hydroponics products, because they are great for beginners and often priced well. This rooting hormone is no exception. If you use it in conjunction with their Rapid Rooter Starter Plugs, you have a powerful one-two punch for propagating cuttings successfully and quickly.
Rapid Start is a gel rooting hormone and offers a blend of plant extracts, amino acids, and nutrients all designed to stimulate massive root growth and branching. The goal with this product is not only to speed up the rooting process, but to create better roots and a stronger root structure.
Best Liquid Rooting Hormone
Dip ‘N Grow Liquid Rooting Hormone
Dip ‘N Grow DG00201 Liquid Hormone Concentrate Hydroponic Rooting Solution, 2-Ounce
- Rooting hormone
- Liquid concentrate
- Contains both rooting auxins
This is a fantastic product for two reasons: it comes with a separate container to pour your rooting concentrate into, and also eliminates cross-contamination problems because it contains ethyl and isopropyl alcohol. This means that it sanitizes itself!
One thing to keep in mind is that this is a concentrated rooting hormone, so you will need to dilute it before use. However, it is quite inexpensive, so it is a good pick for a budget-conscious gardener.
Best Powdered Rooting Hormone
Garden Safe Take Root Rooting Hormone
If you’re looking for a powdered solution, go with Garden Safe TakeRoot. It’s a super cheap way to propagate plants, because the powdered format is by far the cheapest. However, you’ll need to make sure to avoid cross-contamination. You’ll also need to dip your cuttings in water before you dip them in the powder.
I prefer gel rooting hormones, but if you’re set on getting a powdered one, this is the one to go with.
Go Forth and Propagate Successfully!
No matter which rooting product you go with, know that you are doing right by your cuttings. Because we put so much time and care into our gardens, it’s always heartbreaking when something doesn’t go right.
Why would you want to hamper your chances of success just to save a little money?
If you have any comments or questions about rooting hormones, as always leave them in the comments and I’d be happy to tackle them for you. Happy gardening!
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Chances are you saw people propagated plants to create new clones before. They often dip/cover the cutting with a stimulant in the gel form.
That gel stimulant is the rooting hormone. It is used to accelerate the rooting rate.
But how well do you know about plant rooting hormone? Why do growers use the rooting hormone for propagation, how can it increase the success rate, and what are the best rooting hormones on the market?
I’m going to tell all about them in this post.
In a hurry? Here are our recommended picks for rooting hormones. You can also read the whole reviews at the end of this article.
Products Details Product Details Our Top Pick
HydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel, 100 ml
Safe purple-colored gel rooting hormone with a nearly perfect success rate. Can last for several years under good storage.
Best Powder Rooting Hormone
TakeRoot Rooting Hormone (2 oz)
Effective powder rooting hormone with a very friendly price. Plant roots will love it.
Quick reference section
- What is rooting hormone?
- Types of Rooting Hormones
- Organic Alternatives
- How to use for best results
- Top Rooting Hormones Reviews
What is rooting hormone and why using it?
Naturally, plants can manufacture their own rooting hormone after some time. That explains why some plants are easy to clone.
However, some do not produce enough the hormones during the cloning process, and the others even cannot root without using a stimulating rooting hormone.
As a result, rooting hormones (in the synthetic or organic form) are used commonly by gardeners when propagating.
Rather than letting the new cuttings struggle on their own, rooting hormones encourage faster and stronger root development.
It also protects the cuttings from disease and fungus during the cutting step.
There are some types of rooting hormones. Each comes with its pros and cons.
Different types of rooting hormones
Liquid rooting hormones come in two forms: ready-to-use and concentrated.
Anything, which can be used immediately, is convenient. With a ready-to-use form, growers don’t have to think and care about how to custom the liquid as the manufacturers have done that job for you.
But other growers want to mix their hormones to bring in in the concentration rate they want for the cuttings. As not all plants are the same, they do not wish to the same concentration level for all of them.
One caution when working with the liquid form is: don’t dip the cutting directly in the bottle containing the liquid rooting hormone. Instead, pour the liquid hormone into a separate container, and place your cutting here. This is so that you will not contaminate the whole bottle for the next use.
Powder form is known for its long shelf-life, and it does not need refrigeration.
To make the powder easy to adhere to the cuttings, you can dip the stem in water before applying. To prevent contamination and diseases for the powder bottle, again you should take some small batches of powder and pour into a small container, bowl.
Powder seems to be less efficient than the liquid form as the cutting texture can take up more hormones in the water form. However, it does win over with its longer shelf-life, sanitation, which makes this type cost-effective. That’s why powder is used widely by commercial growers.
Gel rooting hormone is really convenient. That’s why it’s the most common rooting hormone type used by indoor gardeners.
Even though gel cannot compare with powder and concentrated liquid form regarding the versatile ability, it offers higher convenience and thicker coverage on the cutting. Better adherence to the cutting ensures the plant tissue can take in more hormone.
No doubt, gel form will continue the most preferred rooting hormone when cloning by indoor gardeners and hobbyists.
And like other forms, don’t place the cutting directly in the gel bottle in case it can cause contamination and spread diseases, take. Take a small amount from the container and place in a separate cup or bowl.
If you are environmentally aware and prefer organic form, you can go with honey and willow extracts. Many growers had great success with them, but the results most of the time are not as good as the synthetic forms above.
Surprising to know that honey is a natural rooting hormone. But it’s true. Many growers have found a fair success rate using honey to clone root cutting. This is because honey is a natural antiseptic and has an anti-fungal trait. These qualities are beneficial in protecting the young cutting from bacteria to focus on rooting.
That’s the primary role of honey. Naturally, it does not contain the rooting hormone for plants, only to protect them from diseases and infections. That’s why compared to other synthetic rooting hormones, it is slower to see the results with honey.
Probably the best organic rooting hormone available. This is because willow extract contains two auxin hormones: salicylic acid (SA) and indolebutyric acid (IBA), which are found in high concentration in the willow trees’ growing tips.
These two auxins in combination encourage root growth while protecting the cutting from diseases and bacteria.
How to use the rooting hormones for the best results.
Make sure that your place has a proper growing condition for the propagation – warm temperature (20 – 24oC), moist daily, weak daylight. Otherwise, even if with the help of the best rooting hormones, the rooting will never happen.
Make a good cutting first.
The rooting hormones only work best with a fresh and clean cut. Make sure that you use a sterilized knife for the cutting. And you must make a 45-degree cut to increase the surface of the cutting.
Don’t infect the whole rooting hormone bottle
It’s advised that you should take some amounts of rooting hormones and pour in into a separate pot, bowl, or cup. This saves the remained rooting hormones in the bottle from the risk of contamination.
Cover the cutting’s end
You only need to dip the clone’s end into the rooting hormone, about 1 inch in depth. You don’t cover the whole cutting with the rooting stimulant.
Use proper concentration.
Normally, woody plants need a higher concentration of rooting stimulants while herbaceous plants require lower concentration. Keep that in mind not to add more than enough or underdose the amount and concentrations of the rooting hormones.
Best rooting hormones on the market
We have handpicked the top 5 choices of rooting hormones of the market.
HydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel, 100 ml
- Our Rating
The gel-based Clonex rooting hormone is my favorite. I love the gel cloning product for its convenience, sticking to the cutting well and it works nearly 100% for most of my clonings.
The purple-colored gel cloning product contains a blend of the stimulating rooting hormones, vitamins, minerals, and bacteria-defense elements which protect the cutting and stir the root growth.
Even though gel is not known for long shelf-life, this product can last for several years under proper storage.
The manufacturer claims that the Clonex gel is EPA registered and safe for food production of vegetables, fruits, herbs propagation.
The Clonex gel also comes with some options for the bottle size – 15ml, 100ml, 250ml, 16oz, and 32oz. The 100ml bottle seems to be the favorite among most garden hobbyists. Or if you wish to test for the product, you can order a 15ml bottle.
Quick Clone Gel (250mL)
- Our Rating
Another common gel rooting hormones for those who opt for convenience. Most users have experienced fast successful rooting in 5 – 10 days.
What’s good about this product is that it is stated to be made from brewed tea and 60 types of ingredients to bring in a product that contains both rooting hormones and minerals to encourage the root growth.
It is also EPA registered and is recommended to clone a variety of plants including peppers, tomatoes, houseplants like bonsai, cactus and even flowers like rose, orchids
Top Powder Rooting Hormone
Garden Safe TakeRoot Rooting Hormone (2 oz)
- Our Rating
If you are looking for a budget but still effective powder rooting hormone for many plants, the Garden Safe is a perfect choice.
The product contains Indole-3-Butyric Acid, which helps stir root growth and grows healthier plants.
Since it’s in powder form, be sure to place your cutting into the water first to get it wet before applying with powder hormone for the adherence.
Dip ‘N Grow Liquid Rooting Hormone (2oz)
- Our Rating
DIP ‘N Grow is an inexpensive liquid rooting hormone which brings in a high success rate of propagation.
One great thing I like about this product is it includes a separate measuring container so that you can pour and mix the concentration of the product.
This product is concentrated, so not ready to use immediately. It contains ethyl and isopropyl alcohol, which helps sanitizes and eliminates contaminations.
Rapid Start Rooting Enhancer (275ml)
- Our Rating
General Hydroponic Rapid Start is another concentrated liquid rooting hormone produced by General Hydroponics, a great product line for any gardening starter to boost plant growth.
It provides nutrients and amino acids to promote root development.
The Rapid Start can be used for all types of plants propagated in soils or any soilless mix like Rockwool, Hydroton, etc.
This product comes in a different quantity, including 125ml, 275ml, 500ml, 1l, 1 gal, but the smallest amount option is the most popular one, which is also the one I recommend if you opt for this product.
My personal favorite is the Clonex Rooting Gel, because not only it is a total convenience, has a long shelf-life, but also is a proven rooting stimulant that contains a proportionate percentage of plant hormones, minerals, and anti-bacterial agents.
For what it offers, I think it provides the best bang for your bucks.