I’m concerned about the chemicals found in powdered rooting hormone and how it might affect my family’s health, so I’ve done some research and found 6 ways to make your own natural rooting hormone. Why I Use Rooting Hormone. I have never been able to achieve a 100% cutting survival rate.
How to Make Homemade Hormone Rooting Powder or Tonic. Natural hormone rooting powder, compounds or tonics can be made in various ways. These ways might save money or they might just be a preferred approach to cultivating your plants,...
Homemade Rooting Hormone Aloe Vera You can make Aloe vera rooting hormone for your plant cuttings. Use fresh Aloe Vera gel found inside the Aloe Vera leaves, or you can use Aloe Vera powder for cloning plants. I just cut a thick Aloe leaf from my Aloe Vera plant and move the clone end over the gel before inserting in the rooting media.
It's easy to make your own all natural & organic plant rooting hormone at home. Use it to accelerate root growth of cuttings and prevent infections, You can also use it to water seedlings to ...
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.
The willow needs to steep for 24 to 48 hours so the rooting hormone can be released into the water. To remove the plant pieces, pour the mixture through a sieve or colander. Reserve the liquid, which now contains the rooting hormone, and store it in a lidded glass container.
To use your homemade rooting hormone, dip the bottom of the cutting in the solution before “sticking” the cutting in rooting medium. Using apple cider vinegar as rooting hormone is a great way to give your cuttings that extra jump they need to grow roots.
Re. willow rooting hormone: I haven't tried it, but I have heard that you can use chipped willow wood all year, and that it doesn't even have to be fresh. You make it the way Kate says in the blog (boiled water and seeping overnight), but instead of dipping the plant in it you water with it.
Both home-rooted and nursery plants transition to the garden better with the aid of natural homemade products that contribute to rooting and transplanting success. Rooting Hormones