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Name: eljane joy salma
Dec 1, 2015 5:22 AM CST
hello, l just want to ask that anyone here knows more about natural rooting hormone?would you help me please....
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Dec 1, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Welcome! eljanejoy

I found two options, there might be more though I don't know about yet..
Other members might come up with more ideas...
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Dec 1, 2015 7:51 AM CST
What specifically are you attempting to root?
I find that many plants, shrubs, and trees will root without using anything more than soil... although, many do have a specific season where they are more receptive to being stuck.

One more natural method that I've heard of.... Is using a grain like wheat... No reason why rice or something similar wouldn't also work... The sprouting grain releases hormones that encourage root development on the plant that you are attempting to propagate.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Dec 1, 2015 8:05 AM CST
I've never heard to using grain. Hmmm. But then you don't you need to remove the sprouted stuff you don't want?

I've used commercial rooting hormone found in any garden section of stores. I was told it does need to be fresh. So check for a production or expiration date when you buy it. And then if you need to use it later I was told to use it within a year.

I too have found that most things will just root on their own in soil. I never saw a big impact with rooting hormone. But then again I was rooting cuttings of things notoriously easy like coleus, chrysanthemums.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Dec 1, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Don't know what is available in your area or which sellers can ship to you but here are two:
Vitax organic rooting powder is made from seaweed and other natural ingredients.
There is also one called Growing Success Organic Rooting Powder (also comes in a gel formula).
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