I find that using rooting hormone not only helps cuttings root faster, I have more success with propagating succulents when I use it. Step 2: Fill a container with dirt for succulent plants – Fill a container with the rooting mixture. All succulents will root (and grow) best in a light, sandy soil mix.
Keeping this in consideration, is rooting hormone necessary for propagation?
“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.
Also to know is, do you use rooting hormone for water propagation?
Luckily rooting hormone have made it easier than ever to propagate because it works on just about any part of the mother plant. … To help your cutting grow robust roots quickly and allow your plants to thrive, you should definitely consider using rooting hormone for all your propagating projects.
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.
Broken leaves can be used to propagate the plant. In fact, even those leaves that may have been partially rotted away can be used to breathe new life into the dying leaf and help it flourish. You simply need to take the broken leaf and let it dry out till you see roots emerging out of the leaf.
In many organic gardening circles substances like aloe vera gel, cinnamon powder, turmeric, honey , cow dung, willow juice etc are treated as rooting hormones. But it is a misconception, as they are not hormones, says Lokare. “They don’t have anything to do with root ‘formation’.
IBA (Indole-3-butyric acid) is widely used rooting hormone also.
Depending on the rooting hormone product, rooting occurs usually after 2 to 8 weeks. Before this rooting period is over it usually isn’t necessary to water plants as often as they would normally need during the rooting stage under normal conditions.