Can rooting powder be used on succulents?

Asked by: Miss Pat Herzog IV

When a rooting hormone is used correctly, it causes a plant cutting to develop roots quickly and be more robust than cuttings that don’t. Most gardeners use rooting hormone primarily on ornamental plants and to propagate succulents.

Asked by: Mrs. Eva Orn MD

«Rooting hormone can help yield better results, but it’s not necessary.» Plants that easily propagate, such as most varieties of succulents, rarely need the jumpstart that a rooting hormone can deliver. However, plants that are more reluctant to root, such as citrus plants, can benefit from it.

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  1. WHICH STRENGTH ROOTING POWDER SHOULD I USE WITH MY PLANTS?
  2. HORMEX ROOTING POWDER
  3. HOW TO USE HORMEX ROOTING POWDER
  4. Plants to Root by Stem Cuttings
  5. Keep it Clean
  6. What You’ll Need
  7. Where to Buy Rooting Hormone Powder
  8. How to Use Rooting Powder
  9. AVOID USING “GEL” BASED ROOTING PRODUCTS. ROOTING GEL VS ROOTING POWDER.
  10. FOR UNRIVALED CLONING SPEED, SUCCESS & HEALTH USE ROOTING POWDER!!
  11. Winner: Garden Safe Rooting Hormone
  12. Runner Up: General Hydroponics Rapid Start
  13. Alternative: Bonide Bontone Rooting Powder
  14. Alternative: Hormex Rooting Hormone Powder
  15. Alternative: Hydro Dynamics Clonex Rooting Gel
  16. Rooting Hormone FAQs
  17. Boost Your Plant’s Chances of Success
  18. What is the advantage of using rooting powder?
  19. Is rooting powder safe for succulents?
  20. Is rooting powder necessary?
  21. How do you use rooting hormone powder on succulents?
  22. Is rooting powder or liquid better?
  23. Can I water my plants with rooting hormone?
  24. Is it safe to use rooting hormone on edibles?
  25. Can I use turmeric as rooting hormone?
  26. Can you use too much rooting hormone?
  27. Is rooting hormone powder better than gel?
  28. Can you use rooting hormone on seedlings?
  29. How long does rooting powder take to work?
  30. How long does rooting powder last?
  31. Can you add fertilizer to water propagation?
  32. Can aspirin be used as rooting hormone?
  33. Can Aloe Vera be used as a rooting hormone?
  34. How often should you use root stimulator?
  35. Does rooting hormone prevent rot?
  36. When should you use root stimulator?
  37. Is turmeric powder harmful to plants?
  38. Is Cinnamon a rooting hormone?
  39. Is turmeric bad for plants?
  40. Is rooting powder poisonous?
  41. Does honey work as rooting hormone?
  42. How do I make my cuttings grow faster?
  43. Does rooting powder work?
  44. What is the fastest way to root succulents?
  45. Which plants would you use rooting powder?
  46. How do you use rooting powder for plants?
  47. Can you use too much rooting hormone?
  48. How do you propagate succulents from cuttings?
  49. Why are my succulents not propagating?
  50. Why is my succulent not rooting?
  51. How do you stimulate the root of a succulent?
  52. What is the easiest succulent to propagate?
  53. Can I water my plants with rooting hormone?
  54. What does Cinnamon do for succulents?
  55. How do you mix rooting powder in water?
  56. Is cinnamon powder good for succulents?
  57. Is it illegal to propagate succulents?
  58. Do propagating succulents need light?
  59. How do you plump up succulents?
  60. Can you root a succulent in water?
  61. Can you put succulent cuttings straight into soil?
  62. Can you propagate all succulents?
  63. How long does rooting powder take to work?
  64. Can I put rooting hormone on roots?
  65. Is root stimulator necessary?

WHICH STRENGTH ROOTING POWDER SHOULD I USE WITH MY PLANTS?

There are many variables that influence the successful cloning of plants. At the forefront is the consistency of the atmospheric conditions. However, there is another vital factor that growers focus on to increase not only the percentage of clones to successfully take root but also the speed at which the clones develop roots. This vital factor is the rooting hormone. This is where Hormex Rooting Powder comes into play. Our Rooting Powder comes in 5 strengths and contain higher quality and levels of effective ingredients than other commercially available rooting products. This is why so many professional and hobbyist gardeners use it. It needs to be mentioned that Hormex Rooting Powder does not contain unnecessary fillers or additives, such as dyes, alcohol, or preservatives for healthier cuttings / plants. No other rooting product or method will root and grow plants as fast and healthy as Hormex Rooting Powder. Therefore, you get truly unrivaled cloning success!

 For plant species or varieties that are not listed, always start with a lower strength first. Hormex Rooting Powders #3 and #8 are the most popular and well rounded. Especially relevant, always keep in mind that a higher strength doesn’t always mean better or faster rooting. Most plant varieties use #8 or lower.

If you still aren’t sure, email us the unlisted plant varieties or species and we will reply to your email with the proper strength and update the list within 24 hours. Even on weekends!

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HORMEX ROOTING POWDER

Fastest Rooting — The fastest way to root new plants from cuttings.
All Grow Mediums — Excellent for all grow mediums. Rockwool, coco, peat moss, soil, clay pellets and more.
No Bad Stuff — Free of alcohol, dye and preservatives. Especially important when plants are for consumption.
Most Effective — Stronger, healthier roots for faster transplanting of all plant varieties.
Healthiest Cuttings — Helps prevent root rot and sagging cuttings for stronger roots and transplant success.


HOW TO USE HORMEX ROOTING POWDER

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DIRECTIONS:
As quickly as possible, make cuttings, dip in Hormex Rooting Powder, and plant in your preferred grow medium.

1. Moisten base of cutting with clean water or quickly dip in Hormex Vitamin B1 and Hormone Concentrate. Shake off excess moisture.
2. Dip base of cuttings into Hormex Rooting Powder.
3. Tap cutting to remove excess powder.
4. Plant treated cuttings in rooting media, being careful not to rub off rooting powder when planting.

PRO TIP 1: Remember to keep your grow medium slightly moist but not soaked and keep your new plants warm and in bright light, but out of direct sunlight. Many cuttings will also benefit from added humidity. This can be done by using a rooting cube tray with dome or even a clean clear plastic bag or container with a few small holes. Avoid letting the plastic touch the cutting.

Once the cuttings have developed roots, which can take anywhere from 5 — 12 days depending on the plant variety, replant them in another container with moist potting soil or other grow medium.

PRO TIP 2: To identify whether roots have formed or not, pull lightly on the plants. If they pop right out, they are not ready. If you feel some resistance, go ahead and repot.

PRO TIP 3: Never place unused rooting powder back in container to prevent possible contamination. While not common, it is best to avoid this variable.

Rooting powder will speed up the root development of stem tip cuttings. Many house plants are propagated this way — and fortunately, it’s easy to do.

Plants to Root by Stem Cuttings

Many people who grow a passion for house plants eventually want to try propagating new plants. By far, the most common and easiest way to grow a collection of plants is by stem cuttings. Here are a few common house plants that easily take root this way:

  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Coleus
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dracaena
  • English Ivy
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Geranium (Pelargonium)
  • Grape Ivy
  • Impatiens
  • Peperomia
  • Philodendron
  • Pilea
  • Pothos
  • Rubber Plant

Keep it Clean

Start with clean supplies, such as sterile pots, hand tools and potting medium, to avoid infecting to your new cuttings. After waiting weeks for your «plant babies» to take root, you don’t want to be disappointed.

What You’ll Need

  1. Small pots with drainage holes, or peat pots. If you have a lot of cuttings, a seedling tray is more practical.
  2. Sterile potting medium, such as seed starting mix, perlite or vermiculite.
  3. Rooting powder.
  4. Pruning shears, razor blade, or sharp scissors.

Can rooting powder be used on succulents?
Can rooting powder be used on succulents?

Bonide Bontone Rooting PowderCan rooting powder be used on succulents?

Where to Buy Rooting Hormone Powder

Hormone rooting powder is usually available in garden centers.

Bontone rooting powder, shown here, promotes development of roots from cuttings. It is ideal for soft cuttings (plants with soft, fleshy stems), which includes most house plants. 

How to Use Rooting Powder

  1. To take a cutting, use sharp, sterile pruners or a razor blade to cut a 3-4 inch (7.5-10 cm) stem with at least one leaf. Cut just below a leaf node (the place where a leaf is attached to the stem). Nodes contain cells that will grow roots.
  2. Carefully cut off any bottom leaves (don’t tear stem), if necessary, to have about 1-1/2 inches of bare stem for inserting into potting medium.
  3. Pour a small amount of the powder in a shallow container or onto a piece of paper. You want to avoid contaminating the bottle of hormone powder by dipping your plant directly into it. Dip the cut end in hormone rooting powder.
  4. Insert the cutting into moist, sterile rooting medium, burying about 1-1/2 inches of the stem. Firm the medium gently around it.
  5. Place the pot in a warm location (about 70°F/21°C) in indirect light. Keep the medium just barely moist.

Time needed varies by plant, but it should take around 4-6 weeks to develop roots.

AVOID USING “GEL” BASED ROOTING PRODUCTS. ROOTING GEL VS ROOTING POWDER.

Rooting gels are known to create optimal conditions for root rot. Root rot is caused by high moisture and low oxygen. In addition, they contain preservatives and often times alcohol which are known to inhibit plant growth. Without these preservatives the bottle of gel would end up a mess of mold after a few weeks. Due to the nature of rooting gels they create a barrier which does not allow proper oxygen to the plant through the root system which is critical for proper growth. Root rot is particularly damaging in hydroponic / aeroponic systems, as these recirculating systems provide ideal conditions for rapid growth and spread of spores. One infected plant can quickly spread rot to all plants if the system has an interconnected irrigation system.

FOR UNRIVALED CLONING SPEED, SUCCESS & HEALTH USE ROOTING POWDER!!

Rooting Gel VS Rooting PowderRoot and grow plants from cuttings, including fruits and vegetables, faster and healthier than ever before with our Snip N Dip rooting powders. Available in five strengths to ensure the perfect level of accelerated root growth. Due to the nature of our rooting powders, they provide anti-fungal properties which helps to prevent root rot. In addition, you don’t need to worry about effecting your pH levels since it is a powder, not a gel. Hormexs’ famous Snip N Dip rooting powders are used by some of the world’s top growers and have been proven to produce roots faster and more uniform than any other available rooting product. Truly unrivaled cloning success! Please visit our Hormex Plant Guide to find which cloning powder is best for you. If your plant variety is not listed, please start with our Snip N’ Dip Rooting Powder #3 as it is the most well rounded. If you know your plant is hard to root, try our Snip N’ Dip #8 (grow the best tomatoes you’ve ever had and more).

Some product highlights:

  • 5 strengths for all plant varieties.
  • Excellent for hydroponics and aeroponics and in all growing mediums.
  • Helps to prevent root rot in cuttings without the use of fungicides or herbicides.
  • Allows proper Oxygen levels.
  • Alcohol and preservative free.
  • Grow abundant fruits and vegetables.
  • Hormex Rooting Powders are offered in various strengths to insure consistent, successful and vigorous rooting of “easy to difficult” plant varieties.
  • Only Hormex is Hormogenized™ – our exclusive process that assures consistent, rapid plant growth.
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Propagating cuttings is the best and sometimes the only type of plant cultivation that enables pure varietal breeding. However, unfortunately rooting cuttings and torn off sprouts are not always reliable. There is a large selection of rooting aids in the trade shops to promote the formation of new roots; these stimulate root formation and should improve the growth of cuttings. But how do these actually work and what needs to be considered when using them?

How does “real” rooting powder work?

Chemical rooting powder is generally a composition of the natural growth hormones Indole-3-acetic acid, Indole-3-butyric acid, 1-Naphthalene acetic acid and various solvents and fillers such as alcohol and talcum. All three hormones belong to the group of auxines (growth regulators), which occur naturally in all taller plants and are largely responsible for cell division and the growing length of cells. This hormone cocktail helps shoots to form roots more quickly in cutting propagation. Root growth is activated and accelerated, whereby faster rooting success is achieved and the failure rates drop considerably. This is particularly important for highly sensitive cuttings and valuable plants in professional plant cultivation.

Growth hormones also ensure that the plants form thicker and longer roots, which later ensures better water and nutrient absorption. The plants become big more quickly and need less water and fertilizer in their subsequent location. However, as chemical rooting powders represent a hormone treatment for plants, these types of root accelerator (for example, Rhizopon) are only permitted in professional horticulture in Germany and not for the hobby gardener segment. An alternative will have to suffice here.

Root activators for household use

Even if the real magic ingredient remains the preserve of the professionals, there are also effective agents for hobby gardeners that positively influence rooting in cuttings. Instead of using chemical rooting powder, you can leave cuttings to soak in willow water, for example. For this, young willow branches are chopped up or crushed and steeped in water. The cuttings should soak in this water for 24 hours before planting. Willow water works as a rooting aid because willow, like corn, naturally contains the hormone Indole-3-butyric acid in the relevant amounts. Rooting powder from an algae extract (for example, Neudofix root activator), which also contains natural growth hormones as well as nutrients and trace elements, is also available to hobby gardeners in trade shops.

Various soil additives are also often advertised as root activators, such as silicate colloid (for example, Compo Root Turbo) with fertilizer components. These indirectly promote root formation by enriching the planting soil with phosphate preserves. Such activators are not overly effective when cultivating cuttings, however, when planting larger plants for the first time with an intact root system or sowing lawns in the garden, silicate-colloid can make it much easier for the plant to grow and improve the root formation.

The correct way to use rooting powder

Rooting powder: Cautionary measures for use

As most industrial rooting accelerators are chemical or part chemical products, you should wear gloves when using them. Avoid inhaling the powder and contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Caution: Less is more when it comes to the dosage of root activators! As positive as the effect of the growth hormone is in small doses on plants, excessive doses can be equally harmful. Because rooting powder acts as a herbicide in large amounts — and it is also used as such in the industry.

A good gardener understands the worth of propagation, as it gives you a free and easy way to grow your plant family in no time at all.

Propagation occurs when you get the cutting or seedling of an already growing plant and plant it elsewhere, with the hopes that this will stem into life all of its own.

Although nature is pretty good at growing on its own, the best way to ensure success with propagation is to use a rooting hormone. These hormones are added to the mix to boost the health and growth of the cutting, giving you a much greater chance that the propagation process has worked.

So, what are the best root hormones for plants? Most rooting hormones work the same but come in three different types: gel, powder, and liquid.

Once you’ve established the difference that these types offer and how it can affect your potential garden, you’ll then need to look at the type of plant you want to grow and find one that best suits you.

If you have high hopes for your garden and would rather not spend any money growing your plant family, the propagation using one of the best rooting hormones is the way to do it.

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about choosing a gel, powder or liquid, and our recommendations for the top performers on the market.

When your cuttings aren’t surviving as well as you’d hoped, you can count on a root hormone to deliver. Rather than wondering where to buy rooting hormone that works, we’ve done the searching for you.

If you’re ready to start seeing results from your propagation attempts, check out our top picks for the best rooting powder, gel, and liquids on the market today.

Winner: Garden Safe Rooting Hormone

Winner: Garden Safe Rooting Hormone

  • Size: 2oz
  • Type: Powder
  • Made in: N/A

By far the best rooting hormone powder we’ve found comes from Garden Safe. This is a single count powder root hormone that features two ounces of product in each one, and it’s as simple as dipping the root to be propagated into the powder and then plating it where it needs to be.

The Garden Safe Rooting Hormone features indole-3-butyric acid which is a direct clone of the naturally occurring root hormone that plants create themselves.

  • This is one of the cheapest yet most effective rooting hormone options on the market and it makes it even easier to get free plants using the cuttings you already have.
  • Just one two-ounce tub will work for loads of your plants and it only requires a small amount to work.
  • Customers found great results with Garden Safe Rooting Hormone and when compared to the plants they didn’t dip in this powder, it delivered larger and faster-growing cuttings with minimal effort required.
  • The Garden Safe option is the best rooting hormone for cuttings of all types of plants, and according to reviews, it worked on everything including African violets, roses, geraniums, and woody ornamentals, just to name a few.

  • As a powder, this can be a little messier to apply, and it does take some trial and error to get it right.
  • If you’ve never used a rooting powder before, make sure you’re doing it somewhere with space and that’s able to get messy, as the powder can spread around easily.
  • Customers have noted that you must keep plants out of the sun when you apply this powder from Garden Safe.
  • Leaving a plant in direct sunlight with this powder on its roots will usually wilt the plant and turn it black, which no gardener wants to deal with.

When you’re ready to take your plant family to the next level, you’ll want all of the help you can get and at a cheap price, which is why the Garden Safe Rooting Hormone Powder is our favorite choice.

You can get your hands on a two-ounce container of this powder for around $4 or save some money and buy a bulk 12 pack for under $80, saving yourself shipping fees as well.

This is one of the easiest ways to grow new plants and as long as you know how to work the powder, you’ll get instant results. Shopping from Amazon gives you the option of free returns as well, so if you don’t love the Garden Safe Rooting Hormone and see an improvement, you’re able to send it back for nothing.

Runner Up: General Hydroponics Rapid Start

Runner Up: General Hydroponics Rapid Start rooting hormone

  • Size: 4.23oz
  • Type: Liquid
  • Made in: USA

For those wanting a powerful liquid rooting hormone gel, the General Hydroponics Rapid Start is a 4.23oz bottle of dynamo.

General Hydroponics Rapid Start contains amino acids, nutrients, and plant extracts, all working together to boost root growth and the development of root hairs and it can be used at any stage of growth.

To use, you apply directly to the soil, roots, or plugs, and let Rapid Start work its magic.

  • Customers have found the best results using Rapid Start on seedlings and it’s the best rooting hormone for succulents, roses, vegetables, hemp plants, and more.
  • You can use it at any stage of the growth cycle which gives you more options and allows you to get better results.
  • The root branching seen when applying this is what makes it worth the money, and you’ll notice white and healthy roots within days of application.
  • Customers loved seeing results first hand that proved how effective the hormone was.
  • If you prefer to buy US-made products, you’ll love the range from General Hydroponics. Everything is created in their California lab so you can feel peace of mind that you’re buying locally and supporting a local business, too.

  • This is one of the most expensive rooting hormones on the market, although it does seem to have some of the best results for seedlings specifically.
  • If you’re looking at plant cuttings and don’t want to spend a fortune, you won’t appreciate the higher cost of the Rapid Start product.
    Customers didn’t find the bottle to be that well designed as it seemed a lot of product spilled out when it was opened.
  • You’ll need to be careful as you get used to pouring it and figuring out the right amount to use, which is a little daunting when you consider the cost.

There are loads of buying options when you shop on Amazon for Rapid Start including the rest of the General Hydroponics line. A 32fl. Oz bottle of this product costs around $25 so it’s one of the most expensive options, but as many customers have stated, one that delivers amazing results.

As well as the Rapid Start, you can combine this product with others like the General Hydroponics trays and plugs which enable you to grow from a seedling, and it comes in larger sizes that can save money as well.

Amazon will ship for free if you spend over $25 and they offer free returns on their range, so you can return them within a month if you’re not happy with the results.

Alternative: Bonide Bontone Rooting Powder

Alternative: Bonide Bontone Rooting Powder

  • Size: 1.25oz
  • Type: Powder
  • Made in: USA

For a powerful rooting powder that works on all types of plants, the Bonide Bontone Rooting Powder comes in a 1.25oz bottle and delivers everything you need.

Bonide has been developing gardening products since 1925 and the Bontone Rooting Powder is one of their top sellers.

This powder features the active ingredient of Indole-3-butyric acid that replicates the natural method of plant rooting hormones, giving you results that work, and it can be used on cuttings, bulbs, and seeds.

  • The wide variety of plants that people have had results with include hardwood, softwood, ornamental, fruits, vegetables, and berries.
  • If you have a vast garden and want a rooting hormone that can do it all, the Bontone option is one of our favorites.
  • People using the Bontone Rooting Powder found the best results with plant transplants, so it’s not just useful for propagation.
  • If you’ve had issues in the past trying to move plants to larger or new pots, a sprinkle of this on the roots will ensure a thriving transition.
  • This is an easy product to use and would suit a gardener who’s never used a rooting hormone or similar powder before. All you need to do is dip the roots or cuttings into the powder and then they’ll get to work
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  • As a rooting powder only, this is an expensive option. Usually, you’ll find that gels and liquids attract a higher price, but not in this case, so unless you’re sold on the reviews and want the benefits that Bontone specifically offers, there are cheaper alternatives out there.
  • The powder doesn’t last as long as some other root hormone powders we’ve reviewed.
  • You’ll likely have to replace the bottle more often and since it’s a smaller package that costs more, this means the end price is even higher than you think.

If you have a large variety of plants to work with and prefer to use a powder option, the Bonide Bontone Rooting Powder is a fan favorite. You can get your hands on this powder for around $14 for a 1.25oz bottle, or purchase a three pack for around $30 on Amazon and save yourself some money.

When you spend over $25 at the online marketplace you’ll also benefit from free shipping, as well as free returns for 30 days should the powder not live up to the hype.

The Bonide Bontone Rooting Powder might be expensive, but if you want the best rooting hormone for succulents, ornamentals, fruits, and everything in between, it’s worth the cost.

Alternative: Hormex Rooting Hormone Powder

Alternative: Hormex Rooting Hormone Powder rooting hormone

  • Size: .75oz
  • Type: Powder
  • Made in: USA

Hormex Rooting Hormone Powder is a hormone booster that comes in five different strengths to suit the type of plants you’re working with. The number three is their top seller and comes in a .75oz bottle of powder that you dip the cuttings into for almost instant results.

Hormex Powder features Indole-3-Butyric Acid that delivers results, but the product features no alcohol or preservatives, which is a nice touch, and their range is made entirely in California.

This specific strength works on roses, ivy, oleander, and other similar species, so make sure you choose the right one to match your gardening needs.

  • If you are in a hurry to propagate plants, people who used this product found that the Hormex Rooting Powder was one of the best and the quickest.
  • One application of the powder means you’ll see new roots sprouting as soon as the next day so it’s got almost instantaneous results.
  • You can use Hormex Rooting Powder in a wide range of mediums, so it gives you some versatility.
  • According to Hormex, this works in Rockwool, peat moss, coco, clay pellets, soil, and outdoor garden beds, so there’s no limit to where you can test its magic.
  • This is a natural product that you can feel good about using, especially if you like to be careful about what you garden with. As it contains no alcohol, dye, and preservatives, your plants will appreciate having this natural touch as well.

  • As Hormex creates their rooting powders to be different strengths, this isn’t a multipurpose product like you might expect.
  • You’ll have to purchase one rooting hormone for succulents and another for flowers, and everything in between.
  • This is an expensive rooting powder and comes in a small bottle, so be prepared to grab a few when you buy it otherwise it won’t be around for long.
  • Once you figure out the correct application, it only needs a small amount to work, but it’s not for regular gardeners and doesn’t work on all types of plants.

When you have specific needs in the garden and want a rooting hormone powder with the correct strength to suit, the range from Hormex is the way to go.

Their number three powder comes in a .75oz bottle and costs around $15 when you shop online at Amazon, so it costs a lot more than others we’ve reviewed.

Amazon will ship for free with orders over $25, so if you purchase more than one, which others recommend doing, you can save some costs here.

Hormex is known for its natural and effective rooting hormones, and if you want to target specific plant species in your garden, it’s the most effective propagation tool out there.

Alternative: Hydro Dynamics Clonex Rooting Gel

Hydro Dynamics Clonex Rooting Gel rooting hormone

  • Size: 3.4 oz
  • Type: Gel
  • Made in: USA

If you prefer the benefits that a rooting gel has to offer, and you’re prepared to pay the price, the Hydro Dynamics Clonex Rooting Gel is our favorite find. This water-based gel comes in a 3.4 fl oz bottle and is applied directly to the stem and cuttings for optimal growth.

Clonex features a range of mineral nutrients and trace elements that do all of the work, and it’s like giving your plants a boost of what they do naturally, delivering far greater results.

  • The results from this are what makes it a standout and you’ll get faster and more luscious growth than most other products offer. If you need a lot of help with propagation and not just a little, spending the extra cash to get this rooting hormone will be worthwhile.
  • Clonex works differently from others which makes it a top contender, as it stays in contact with the cutting stem the whole time. This helps with health and makes sure the hormones are supplied exactly where they’re needed, which isn’t possible with powders and other liquids.
  • Clonex can be used on all types of plants and will deliver just as impressive results.
  • If you want just one product that you can use for your entire garden, you’ll be amazed at how multipurpose it can be.
  • Even very young roots and seedlings will get a boost with this water-based gel.

  • Although it might seem like better value coming in a 3.4fl oz bottle, you will need to use more of this product to get results.
  • The overall cost of a premium rooting gel like this is a lot higher than powders, so it’s only worth it if you have the specific types of growing needs that it can meet.
  • Learning how to apply the Clonex Rooting Gel has been hard for some customers, especially when it comes to managing waste. Unlike a powder that’s simply dipped in and planted, there’s a lot more to the process.
  • Therefore, it’s better left to competent gardeners who’ve worked with this kind of product before.

If you prefer a gel rooting hormone and want the best that money can buy, you’ll love Hydro Dynamics Clonex Rooting Gel. This gel costs around $20 for a 3.4 fl oz bottle, and if you shop through Amazon, you’ll get it shipped to your door for free.

If the reviews are anything to go by, it’s worth buying two at once, as you’ll need to use more than you realize.

This is a dynamic rooting hormone that works on all kinds of plants, and at all life stages.

If you’ve used powders before and prefer something fast and powerful, the Dynamics Clonex Rooting Gel will rock your socks off.

Rooting Hormone FAQs

Rooting Hormone FAQs

A rooting hormone isn’t one of the more popular gardening accessories, but it can lead to great results if you’re interested in propagation.

Before you go ahead and purchase a rooting hormone to try yourself, check out the answers to some commonly asked questions about them that can give you an idea of what they’re all about.

What Can I Use Instead Of Rooting Hormone?

Although a pre-made rooting hormone is going to deliver the best results, there are some natural methods that you can try as well.

Honey and apple cider vinegar are two popular alternatives you can try if you’d rather not use a rooting hormone product, although their efficiency is still unknown.

Is Honey A Natural Rooting Hormone?

Although honey is often used as a natural way to have your roots grow, it contains no active rooting hormones.

However, honey does contain anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that protect the roots and make ideal conditions for them to grow, but it can’t boost their success otherwise.

Does Aloe Work As A Rooting Hormone?

Some natural gardeners prefer to use products like aloe vera as a rooting hormone rather than the store-bought variety.

Although aloe is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredient, it won’t improve the health of the roots or their success in growing, but rather protect them from pathogens.

Can You Really Grow A Rose From A Potato?

When done correctly, a gardener may be able to propagate plants like roses just using a potato.

The potato isn’t used to grow the rose to completion though, but rather to help the roots grow in their initial stages. The cutting is planted into the potato which is then planted into soil and this is where the growth begins.

GROW A ROSE FROM A POTATO

Boost Your Plant’s Chances of Success

There’s nothing better than creating a new plant life from one of your existing plants, and propagation is the way to do it.

If you’ve tried in the past to do so with unsuccessful methods, the addition of a simple root hormone could be all you need to start seeing results.

With our expert recommendations, you’ll be equipped with the best rooting hormones money can buy, and an easy way to propagate plants in the future.

The simple addition of these hormones can ensure greater success and grow your plant more efficiently than ever before, so they’re a worthy investment for any gardener.

Can rooting powder be used on succulents?

Gwen Johansson began gardening as a side hobby while working two jobs at around ninety hours a week. Spending Sunday mornings in the garden was her vice for the hectic week, and after helping neighbors with their gardens and being asked numerous questions, she decided to make her own free resource for others to enjoy. She now spends more time in her garden than at work, and strives to help you understand your fragrant outdoor space more than anyone else.

What is the advantage of using rooting powder?

Rooting hormones, when used in cutting growth cycles, will naturally stimulate root growth and stunt any delays. Cuttings that use rooting hormones are found to have a stronger distribution of roots, which of course provides an optimal ecosystem for continued growth, sometimes beyond expectation.

Is rooting powder safe for succulents?

But while you can propagate succulents from pups and leaves, rooting hormones like the Garden Safe TakeRoot Rooting Hormone are best used on stem cuttings. Concocted with Indole-3 Butyric Acid, this rooting hormone allows fast development of healthy roots for succulents to thrive.

Is rooting powder necessary?

Is rooting hormone absolutely necessary? The application of rooting hormone is not absolutely necessary, for example, you can have a high success rate when rooting cuttings of plants with non-woody stems, like Fuchsia, without hormone.

How do you use rooting hormone powder on succulents?

Planting Succulent Leaves and Cuttings

  1. Prepare your planting containers or trays. …
  2. Pour a small amount of RootBoost Rooting Hormone into a dish. …
  3. Work one cutting at a time. …
  4. Insert leaves or stems carefully so the rooting powder stays in place. …
  5. Don’t water until roots begin to form.
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Is rooting powder or liquid better?

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Can I water my plants with rooting hormone?

I’ve used it before in water and nothing ever happened except it made the water yucky and the plants slimy. You would probably be better off using the rooting hormone with the potting soil. Just dip the ends in the rooting hormone, shake off the excess and and stick the cutting in the soil.

Is it safe to use rooting hormone on edibles?

Can I use turmeric as rooting hormone?

Can you use too much rooting hormone?

Applying too much rooting hormone can damage the cutting. Just as taking too much medicine doesn’t cure you any faster, overdosing on rooting hormone harms the cutting rather than helps it. Don’t get the rooting hormone on the foliage, because this causes misshapen leaves.

Is rooting hormone powder better than gel?

Rooting hormones come in three forms — powder, gel and liquid. It’s best to use powders and gels as it’s possible to damage the cuttings if you accidentally use too much of the rooting liquid.

Can you use rooting hormone on seedlings?

When to use a root hormone

Although it’s not necessary, applying some rooting hormone to the stem of your cutting can speed up root growth. You can also use hormones when you’re transplanting young plants or moving landscape plants to a new location.

How long does rooting powder take to work?

The rate of action is very dependent on the underlying plant. Some plants root within 1-2 weeks, others can take several months. Rooting hormone makes the process quicker and increases the success rate; the rooting process isn’t quick, regardless of whether a rooting hormone is used or not.

How long does rooting powder last?

The U.S. Forest Service says rooting hormone powder will keep for 18 to 24 months if stored in an airtight container in a dark, cool place such as the refrigerator. The Forest Service advises gardeners to record the purchase date on the product container and to discard rooting hormones more than two years old.

Can you add fertilizer to water propagation?

How to Fertilize Plants in Water. Simply add a good quality, water-soluble fertilizer to the container every time you change the water – usually every four to six weeks, or sooner if half of the water has evaporated. Use a weak solution consisting of one-quarter the strength recommended on the fertilizer container.

Can aspirin be used as rooting hormone?

Aspirin rooting hormone is recommended as one of the best rooting hormones for plant cuttings. Dissolve an aspirin tablet in water and soak cuttings in it for an hour.

Can Aloe Vera be used as a rooting hormone?

Natural Rooting Hormone

Aloe Vera is a wonderful and yet simple rooting hormone. Use fresh aloe gel from inside the aloe vera leaves. Simply cut a thick aloe leaf from one of your plants, and scrape out the gel. Blend the gel in the blender with a little water to form a thick slurry and use it for rooting or cloning.

How often should you use root stimulator?

Reapply new root stimulator solution once every two weeks for the first six months after transplanting. If a plant that was 6 inches at planting time, requiring 1 pint of root stimulator solution, grows to 2 feet tall after a few months, increase the amount of solution to 3 pints per application.

Does rooting hormone prevent rot?

Slow growing plants and woodier cuttings may benefit from the application of rooting hormone. This quickens root growth before rot, disease, or drying out occurs.

When should you use root stimulator?

Root stimulator products applied soon after planting contain fertilizers and hormones intended to boost root and plant growth for faster establishment in the soil. Use 3 pints of root stimulator solution per plant for plants 1 to 4 feet tall.

Is turmeric powder harmful to plants?

Turmeric powder has natural bactericidal and antifungal properties, and you only need to sprinkle a pinch on the leaves of the plants to protect them from flies and ants.

Is Cinnamon a rooting hormone?

Is turmeric bad for plants?

Besides fighting the harmful insects from your garden, turmeric also possesses natural antifungal and antibacterial properties (study). This means that with a single application, turmeric can protect your plants for both pests and fungal diseases.

Is rooting powder poisonous?

Toxicity: This product may cause eye irritation and prolonged contact can cause skin irritation.

Does honey work as rooting hormone?

Honey contains no rooting hormones so it will not help cuttings produce roots.

How do I make my cuttings grow faster?

Clip off the leaves on the lower half of the shoot so you have a bare stem to insert into your potting mix. Then, if you want, dip the end of your stem in rooting hormone. This helps many cuttings root more quickly.

Does rooting powder work?

The rooting hormone works on a variety of cuttings, including new growth, woody stems, leaves, and roots and dramatically increases the odds of successful propagation. 1 If the plant produces blooms, wait until the blooms fade before taking the cutting.

What is the fastest way to root succulents?

Place your clippings and leaves, cut ends up, on a dish filled with fast-draining soil facing indirect sunlight. Leave for about three days or until the ends callus over. Once that happens, use a spray bottle to squirt everything five to six times until the soil is moist but not soaked.

Which plants would you use rooting powder?

  • Coleus.
  • Impatiens.
  • Petunia.
  • Lavender.
  • Perennial wallflower.
  • Verbena bonariensis.

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How do you use rooting powder for plants?

During propagation, rooting hormone should be applied immediately before you place your clipping in the soil. For powdered hormones, dip the base of the cutting into the hormone, then shake gently to remove any excess. Place the cutting into moist soil, loosely covering the base.

Can you use too much rooting hormone?

Applying too much rooting hormone can damage the cutting. Just as taking too much medicine doesn’t cure you any faster, overdosing on rooting hormone harms the cutting rather than helps it. Don’t get the rooting hormone on the foliage, because this causes misshapen leaves.

How do you propagate succulents from cuttings?

  1. Remove Some Leaves or Behead. Randomly remove a few leaves from your succulent plant, twisting gently to remove the entire leaf without tearing. …
  2. Callus Off. Set the cuttings aside in any type of container or tray. …
  3. Grow Roots. Watch for the growth of roots over the next few weeks. …
  4. Plant. …
  5. Water and Feed.

Why are my succulents not propagating?

Areas that have arid and extremely dry climate can disrupt the growth of roots. If you propagated your succulent a month before and see no roots development, that can be because of your climatic conditions. In that case, fill a tray with soil and layer perlite or pumice when propagating the plant.

Why is my succulent not rooting?

Succulent leaves will not root if: Leaves are not viable to begin with. Either the leaves are damaged, too small or for whatever reason, it just wasn’t cut-out to survive on its own and propagate into a new plant. You used the wrong type of soil or the growing medium has poor drainage.

How do you stimulate the root of a succulent?

Encouraging Root Growth in Succulents

Therefore, water them thrice a week to grow the roots healthier. Also, when you water your succulents, make sure to soak the soil completely; however, you must bed them in well-drained soil. It allows the excess water to drain off quickly, preventing it from pooling in the soil.

What is the easiest succulent to propagate?

Top 10 Easiest Succulents to Propagate

  • Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’ …
  • Sedum rubrotinctum (Pork and Beans or Jelly Beans) …
  • Echeveria ‘Lola’ …
  • Sedum nussbaumerianum. …
  • Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Houseleek) …
  • xGraptoveria ‘Debbie’ …
  • Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant) …
  • Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’

Can I water my plants with rooting hormone?

I’ve used it before in water and nothing ever happened except it made the water yucky and the plants slimy. You would probably be better off using the rooting hormone with the potting soil. Just dip the ends in the rooting hormone, shake off the excess and and stick the cutting in the soil.

What does Cinnamon do for succulents?

Give your cuttings a quick start with the help of cinnamon powder. Pour a spoonful onto a paper towel and roll damp stem ends in the cinnamon. Plant the stems in fresh potting soil. The cinnamon will encourage the stem to produce more stems, while helping to prevent the fungus that causes damping-off disease.

How do you mix rooting powder in water?

If you decide to go with a liquid, then you simply need to dip your cutting for five seconds and then plant. Powdered rooting hormone requires the cutting to be dipped in distilled water and then placed into the powder.

Is cinnamon powder good for succulents?

Another disease that affects aloes, gasterias, and other succulents causes pockmarks on leaves, along with bruised-looking tissue. The remedy: mix two tablespoons of ground cinnamon per pint of isopropyl alcohol, shake well, leave overnight, strain through a coffee filter, then spray on the plants the next day.

Is it illegal to propagate succulents?

Yup, believe it or not, you it’s technically illegal to take cuttings, trimmings, or asexually propagate your patented plant. However, you could actually make more by encouraging sexual reproduction – i.e. pollination.

Do propagating succulents need light?

Pick a location for your young succulents that gets bright, indirect light (not full, outdoor sun) and plenty of airflow. Cuttings need sunlight to grow new roots, but they can dry out quickly in direct sun.

How do you plump up succulents?

1. Do Not Overwater. You love your succulents so much, and you want to water them every other day to make them grow plump and lush.

Can you root a succulent in water?

Can you put succulent cuttings straight into soil?

Can you propagate all succulents?

This miraculous process is called propagation and it is absolutely exciting to watch. Sedum and Echeveria are two varieties of succulents that can be propagated from both leaves, cuttings, and offsets, while Aeoniums can only be propagated from cuttings.

How long does rooting powder take to work?

The rate of action is very dependent on the underlying plant. Some plants root within 1-2 weeks, others can take several months. Rooting hormone makes the process quicker and increases the success rate; the rooting process isn’t quick, regardless of whether a rooting hormone is used or not.

Can I put rooting hormone on roots?

Which Cuttings Can You Use? The 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.

Is root stimulator necessary?

Root development is an essential part of plant growth and every plant grower must take it seriously. To improve root growth, root stimulators should be applied. The stimulators help to ensure roots grow properly, prevent predators and pests, and add nutrients to the soil.

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