Rooting Compounds - Knowledgebase Question

Berkeley, CA
Question by garcia8
June 9, 1999
1) When propagating, what types of rooting compounds are best for most houseplants?
2) Where is the best place to find them?
3) I know there is a liquid and powder form, which is best?

Answer from NGA
June 9, 1999


Rooting hormone is usually sold in liquid or powder form in either a small bottle or a foil packet; it is literally a hormone to stimulate root formation along the stem. The powder form has a longer shelf life, but either product works equally well. A commonly seen name brand is Rootone; it is usually carried by garden centers and nurseries and occasionally large hardware chains. Try looking for it in with specialty fertilizers.

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