home depot rooting hormone

Home depot rooting hormone

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts® make the only horticultural registered IBA (K-IBA) SALTS rooting solutions.
Your URC cutting supplier says: “use HORTUS IBA WATER SOLUBLE SALTS IBA (K-IBA) IBA rooting solutions” at their own rates.

Welcome to Hortus USA’s Plant Propagation from Cuttings

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Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts make fresh IBA, K-IBA rooting solutions for plant propagation from cuttings.This unique product is US EPA registered for use in greenhouses, nurseries, and technical programs.
• MAKING ROOTING SOLUTIONS: Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts instantly mix and make rooting solutions using only WATER to dissolve; the solutions are free of alcohol and active solvents. No mix agitation is done. The powders stay in solution to over 100,000 ppm K-IBA (IBA), and powders NEVER drop out! High rates can be used to make stock solutions for decanting into production tanks. Solutions are close to pH neutral. No other products and tech. IBA and K-IBA can be made into such stable solutions.
• STORAGE: Dry Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts in the original package have un-limited life. There is useful keeping life of solutions.
• SOLUTION METHODS: Use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts rooting solutions by all Basal & Foliar Solution Methods with ZERO HOUR REI and no required re-entry PPE. Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts are used by any IBA or K-IBA solution method specified in technical literature or books and others. Ask your URC supplier, what Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salt rate they use in their own rooting stations. Methods: Total Immerse, Spray Drip Down®, Quick Dip, Basal Long Soak.
• DRY DIP METHOD: For rooting plant cuttings that effectively use dry dip rooting hormones, Rhizopon AA products are best.
• WORLD FAMOUS: Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts® are used to make IBA rooting solutions by the trademarked Spray Drip Down® Method; all rights are reserved. Products by other makers try to imitate, but are never successful.
Products and methods from our company have been used worldwide since 1939.

For Distributor Referral and Distributor ordering, contact: Phytotronics (314-770-0717) [email protected]

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Hortus Plant Propagation from Cuttings
A guide to using plant rooting hormones by foliar and basal methods

Use Rooting Solutions, or Not?
Multiple applications may be best

Growers want to produce new plants which are exactly like the mother plants that are found in the home, garden, nursery or greenhouse. To produce a plant which is genetically identical to the mother plant clonal (vegetative ) propagation is needed. Propagation by the rooting of cuttings (adventitious root formation), root cuttings and division, stooling, layering, grafting and budding, and similar techniques can produce the desired clonal results. The selection of the method is dependant upon the plant variety. Propagation from seed while suitable for many plants, especially annual plants, often produce variable results. In-vitro propagation, a relatively new technique, requires specialized equipment and many times does not produce new plants as expected.

Plants propagated from cuttings have the same characteristics as the parent plant. The rapid generation of new adventitious roots is necessary for the plant to transport water and essential nutrients from the media. Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3, and Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts rooting hormone treatment helps the plant to rapidly develop new roots when propagating from cuttings.

The most attractive plant is a symmetric plant. Using Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3, and Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts root stimulation takes place all around the basal end of the cuttings. Rhizopon AA and Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts products have unique formulas which induce uniform absorption of the active ingredients. After early and symmetric root formation the plant stands solid in the soil, it absorbs water and nutrients, develops uniform shoot, stem and leaf growth and superior total growth.

Micro photographs
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root formation

The Rhizopon bv and Hortus USA Story

In the 1930’s Dutch scientists unlocked Nature’s Secret to plant growth regulation of roots. By this time scientists had identified the active substances that are used by plants for growth regulation. The techniques for utilization of these Working under the new company Rhizopon, these scientists developed products and techniques that promote rooting of cuttings and increased root mass. Today, Rhizopon b.v. is the world’s largest and oldest company solely devoted to rooting products and technology. Working together Rhizopon, in the Netherlands, and Hortus USA, in the US, do plant research at their facilities located in New York USA, Hazerswoude, thr Ndetherlands, and leading research facilities including the University of Arkansas USA and the Dr. W. Kruipt Institute, Hekendorp Holland, and at the research facilites of many international plant breeders. Rhizopon and Hortus USA products are used in URC rooting stations and cutting plantations worldwide.

In the 1980’s Hortus USA Corp., a US company, became the exclusive importer of Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3, plant rooting products. Later, adding to the product line, Hortus USA developed Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts to allow important growers to use high water soluble concentrations of the active ingredients. Hortus USA has registered all products with the US EPA.

The true story about ‘propagation of plants from cuttings on a Google search. Aimed at the amatuer, the articles and YouTube presentations mostly say ‘use a rooting powder’. Then the amateur grower goes to the nearby Ace Hardware, Lowes, or Home Depot and buys the only rooting powder available. These 5/8 ounce containers are only the lowest concentration of active indredient IBA: 0.1%. That concentration may only be useful to propagate some house plants. One fine product is Miracle Grow Fastroot: similar to Rhizopon AA #1. Based upon crop, if you select to use a dry dip rooting product, make your purchase of Rhizopon AA #1, #2, or #3 from a local commercial horticultural supplier, one who sells to the local greenhouses and nurseries. ORDER BY NAME .. ASK THEM TO ORDER FOR YOU. One pound of Rhizopon AA will only be a few dollars more than the tiny container from Home Depot. Success using the approprate product will far out-way the cost difference.

How do you dissolve IBA hormones?
Dissolve Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts in ordinary water to make IBA (KIBA) rooting solutions!

How do you use IBA rooting hormone?
Rooting solutions made with Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts are used by Quick Dip, Total Immerse, Spray Drip Down and Basal Long Soak methods. Dry powder rooting hormones using Rhizopon AA are used by the Dry Dip method

What is the best root hormone?
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts for rooting solutions. Rhizopon AA for dry powder rooting hormones.

What is IAA and IBA?
IAA is Indole acetic acid, the natural rooting hormone found in plants. It is not suitable for plant propagation since it has limited effectiveness.
IBA is Indole butyric acid, the most used rooting hormone, found in Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA. It is the most effective rooting hormone active ingredient.

Is there a substitute for rooting hormone?
The simple answer is no. The only thing to use are Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA

• How to use Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and 3 dry powder rooting hormones
When you treat many different types of cuttings that require different hormone concentrations use Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3 dry powers, ready to use.

• How to use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
You control the solution. You make Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts fresh solutions for any use.
You make Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts solutions from very dilute to over 100,000 ppm IBA *for stock solutions*.
Treat cuttings by Quick dip, Basal long soak, Total Immerse or the Spray Drip Down®.

• Time of year considerations
The time of the year may change the method and concentration. Cuttings of the same plant variety may root better using Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3 powders and Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts liquid. For example, greenwood cuttings may root better with solution treatment. Later in the growing season more woody cuttings from the same plant may root better with powder treatment.

• The need to use root promoting hormones

For adventitious rooting, all plants need plant growth regulator rooting hormones in order to produce roots on cuttings. To some extent these regulators are produced by the plant itself. Cuttings from different plant varieties and species have different ability to root. Some cuttings root easily, some are difficult to root, and some plants can not produce roots from cuttings. Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3, and Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts rooting hormones act with the plants own natural rooting regulators to aid root formation. The concentration of the induced regulator hormone should be adequate to induce root development and below the threshold to inhibit growth. Successful root formation helps the cutting to take up water and nutrient substances faster.

• Propagation of plants by the rooting of cuttings is not a mystery

Take cuttings at the proper time from carefully selected stock plants.

Use a successful rooting method with the optimum concentration of Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3, and Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts rooting hormones. Use the lowest concentration of Rhizopon AA or Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts to do the job.

Take care of the cuttings.
Test and keep records to produce the best results and successful repeat rooting

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts®
Make fresh K-IBA solutions
Measure Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts then mix in ordinary water. US EPA Registered. Used by famous professional growers. Replaces tech IBA and K-IBA & costly alcohol premixes. You make fresh rooting solutions. Alcohol free. Dissolve in ordinary water. Always fresh.
Available in 100 gram, quarter kilo and one kilo sizes (one kilo contains 200 grams of IBA)
Contact [email protected] or CALL 314-770-0717 (USA)

Spray Drip Down® Method: first stick cuttings in media then spray with solution until drip down. Spray Drip Down®: all rights are reserved.

Total Immerse method: totally immerse the cuttings in the solution a few seconds then stick in media.

Quick Dip Method: dip the basal end of the cutting into solution a few seconds then stick in media.

Soak Immerse Method: dip the basal end of the cutting into solution a few hours then stick in media.

Rhizopon ® AA #1, #2 and #3
Ready to use IBA rooting hormone powders in the three used concentrations
Dry powder rooting hormones. Alcohol free. Always fresh.
Available in 1 and 25 pound sizes (these ae supplied in ‘full pounds’ not half pounds).
Unique! COLOR CODED POWDERS: each product is a DIFFERENT COLOR for easy identification

Dry Dip Method: dip the base of the cutting into the powder then plant

Reasons to use rooting hormones:
Use Rooting Hormone or Eat Ice Cream? by Ball FloraPlant technical support.

Ask your local supplier to order from Master Distributor:
314-770-0717 (USA)
[email protected]

Stocking Distributors including mailorder – all products, except California
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Rubonia FL 941-722-3285
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For purchases in CALIFORNIA order from local offices of
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BWI COMPANIES, 903-838-8561
DWF HORT. SUPPLY, 800-829-8280
MARION AG 800-648-2718
WILBUR ELLIS, local office – including California

HARRELLS contact your local office and request special ordering by product name, including California
For AZ, CO, NM, NV and UT: 303-746-8594

For purchases in AZ contact Chris at Harrell’s, 303-746-8594

GEMPLER’S, 800-382-8473 (USA)
608-662-3301 (outside USA)
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
Order Rhizopon AA #1, #2 and #3 by name

For Distributor ordering or referral contact Master Distributor:
Phytotronics, 314-770-0717, propagation/growing supplies: [email protected]

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