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ctacep
May 13, 2017 7:58 AM CST
What is the best way to make a home-made rooting hormone to use on rose cuttings?
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porkpal
May 13, 2017 8:52 AM CST
Welcome ctacep! I find that my rose cuttings root pretty well with no rooting hormone. Someone else will have to make suggestions.
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Altheabyanothername
May 13, 2017 8:54 AM CST
Hello ctacep!

Welcome!

Taking the ends of Willow plants and immersing them in cold water for about a month. Taking the ends of Willow plants and immersing them in boiling water for 2 to 3 days. Use this for watering.
Or you could try
Adding hydrogen peroxide to water at a ratio of 1 1/4 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide (grocery/drug store type) to 1 cup of water. This has to be used immediately after mixing with water for any benefit.

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DaisyI
May 13, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Where do you live? I used to root roses (zone 8) by taking 6 - 8 inch cuttings in the fall (when I was pruning the roses anyway). Sticking them in the ground right where I wanted a rose to be and putting a canning jar over them. By spring, they were rooted - no rooting hormone, no special care. I planted about 2/3 of the cutting in the soil with 1/3 sticking up. Make sure the chosen cuttings have a lot of leaf nodes - that's where the roots will form.
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