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To make KIBA Rooting Solutions and IBA Rooting Solutions (alcohol free) use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
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'Cloning' is Plant Propagation from Cuttings

Propagating perennial and annual plants that are relatively difficult to root from cuttings

Propagation from cuttings is not a mystery.

Every year MANY MILLIONS of plants are propagated from cuttings. The science using rooting hormones has been around since the 1930's. Whether you buy a chrysanthemum plant, or a rose bush, there is a good chance that it was propagated using a Rhizopon AA rooting product or Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts rooting solutions. In Europe the only supplier of IBA rooting products is Rhizopon, headquartered in the Netherlands. Rhizopon AA rooting products available in the US are the same as those in Europe.

"Cloning" is "Plant Propagation from Cuttings".

Makers of costly 'Clonal Rooting' products (especially those associated with legal cannabis propagation) are locked into one way of doing propagation. They lead uneducated growers to believe their crop is 'special'. There are few 'special' crops that require unique materials to use in propagation. These products are costly because people 'think' they are better.

Professional growers who produce crops in the millions a year have better experience then those who only propagate a few hundred or thousand plants. Rely upon the methods and products that have many years of effacy to propagate plants from cuttings. Rhizopon AA rooting products and Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts, and their methods, have proven to produce superior roots on cuttings and are cost effective.

Make your own inexpensive Cloning Rooting Gel (at any concentration!)

"Clonal propagation" of 'medical' and 'recreational' cannabis crops

The following information is suitable for the clonal propagation from cuttings of appropriate varieties of regulated 'medical and recreational' cannabis crops. Propagation of cannabis is subject to local laws and regulation; the user/buyer assumes all responsibility for use.

Disclaimers: The information given is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement for cannabis propagation in other than legal ways. For additional disclaimers reference the product Warranty.

To trial the propagation of most herbaceous cuttings there are a few ways to go.

The rate depends upon variety.

The Dry Dip Method:
> Rhizopon AA #2 or #3
(the most popular dry dip rate used by European propagators is Rhizopon AA #2)

Total Immerse or Spray Drip Down® Method:
> Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
@ 100-250 ppm IBA (0.5-1.25 grams per liter water) or
> Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets
@ 2-5 tablets per liter water

One successful protocol (given by a Colorado grower)

Use cuttings from the current growing season.
Soak the basal end of the cuttings, about an inch, into a solution containing Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets at 4 tablets per liter of water, for about one hour.
Cut back a small amount of the basal tip.
Apply Rhizopon AA #2 or #3 by the Dry Dip Method.
Stick the cuttings
Use misting to maintain humidity as required and continue to maintain the crop.

Selection of Cuttings

Use cuttings from the current growing season.
It is best to use cuttings from cuttings in order to maintain cutting juvenality

Taking cuttings
Cutting care
Cutting selection

Hints on Propagation

Propagation Techniques

How to make a Rooting GEL

When making a gel based solution, use one of many standard gel products from your horticultural supply. You can also use corn starch from the food market.
Using Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets, mix in water to make a rooting solution at any concentration. Then, add the gel powder or corn starch powder to the rooting solution (warm solution temperature is best) until you get needed ‘gel peaks' or somewhat watery solution as needed.

The resultant 'concentration' is defined as ‘parts per volume’. The rooting 'gel' will be higher volume than the original water based rooting solution.

The corn starch approach is an INEXPENSIVE WAY to use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets rooting solutions to make gels in an INFINITE range of rates.


Solution Methods: Spray Drip Down® Method, Total Immerse Method, Quick Dip Method

Foliar Methods - special techniques

Dry Dip Method
Dry Dip Demo


Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets
Rhizopon AA dry powder rooting hormones
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts

Where to Purchase

888-281-9337, 217-443-0600,http://www.greenhousemegastore.com
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

800-925-0018, http://mayerfeldsupplycompany.com

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts - 1/4 and ONE kilo
Rhizopon AA #1, Rhizopon AA #2 , Rhizopon AA #3
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

Hummert International
800-325-3055, http://hummert.com

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts all size packages
Rhizopon AA #1 #2 & #3
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

Trial Rates
All products are Alcohol Free (Alcohol may cause tender cuttings to have phytotoxicity)

Spray Drip Down® Method
Total Immerse Method
using rooting solutions
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

2-8 tablets per liter of water

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts 100-400 ppm IBA
Quick Dip Method
using rooting solutions
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

10-20 tablets per liter water

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts 500-1000 ppm IBA
Basal Dry Dip
using rooting powders
Rhizopon AA
Dry powder rooting hormones

Rhizopon AA #1 (0.1)
Rhizopon AA #2 (0.3)




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For Distributor ordering or referral contact Master Distributor :Phytotronics, 314-770-0717, propagation/growing supplies: phytotronics.com   sales@phytotronics.com

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