Rootone has long been used by nurserymen and propagation specialist as a “secret weapon” in rooting cutting.
When rooting cuttings, the famous “one dip” Rootone powder treatment helps cuttings get a faster start, put out stronger, healthier roots than ever before.
Because Rootone has a fungicide added it helps prevent “damping off” and other soil-borne diseases.
You can pick up a bottle of Rootone rooting hormone at any major garden center, and it costs pennies to treat 100′s of cuttings! Try it yourself and see the results!
Quick Propagation Tips on Cuttings And Using Rootone
When it’s time to propagate your favorite plants, cuttings are usually what we think of.
Using a sharp knife or razor blade to remove cuttings from the parent plants. The leaf cuttings need one-half to one inch of stem (called the “petiole”); do a quick dip of the “cutting” into the rootone rooting powder before inserting the base of the leaf in the rooting medium.
Stem cuttings are usually three to six inches long; cut them from the stem at about one-fourth to one-half inch below a node (leaf joint). Remove enough of the lower leaves so that one-third to one-half of the stem can be inserted into the rooting medium.
Cuttings root well in sterile potting mix such as coarse vermiculite. A mixture of equal parts peat moss and vermiculite is used by many backyard growers, and oldtimers still rely on clean, sharp sand kept nicely moist.
Once rooted depending on the variety, transplant and grow as normal for that plant variety.
The video below shows the steps taken to root a hibiscus tree.