Travis P
Travis P
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  • Atlanta, GA

A friend of mine conducted an experiment with some cuttings from a local fig tree.


Some of the cuttings were treated with rooting hormone, while others were simultaneously planted without the treatment. The other factors- soil, water,temperature and light were the same.
The bark of each cutting was lightly scored with a knife to expose the green cambium layer. The scored end was then dipped into the powder. The moisture in the cambium layer allowed the powder to adhere to the cutting.
Rooting Hormone Powder
Rooting Hormone Powder
These cuttings received the root hormone treatment
These cuttings received the root hormone treatment
These had no root hormone treatment
These had no root hormone treatment

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  • Suzette T
    on Dec 26, 2015

    I swear by Root Hormone always have always will. Went out do not panic use honey and Epsom's salts diluted to water. But There is nothing better. Thank you

  • Annie Doherty
    on Jul 4, 2016

    Hi Suzette you mention honey & Epsom salts, can you advise quantities, also do you use this mix for any other plants/trees thank you. I too always use rooting hormonem works every time.

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