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. The cutting was then planted into a quality potting soil such as Miracle-Gro potting mix.
Maintain even moisture and provide as much sunlight as possible. These figs will be ready to plant in the spring and will produce within two to three years
Rooting Hormone Powder
These cuttings received the root hormone treatment
These had no root hormone treatment
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  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Dec 25, 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 Annie Doherty on Jul 04, 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.