Clonex Rooting Hormone Gel
- The world’s first and leading propagating gel
- A unique blend of IBA, anti-microbial agents, vitamins and minerals
- Available in 3 different strengths for SOFTWOOD, MEDIUMWOOD and HARDWOOD CUTTINGS.
- SIZES: 250ml, 1 litre, 5 litre, 20 litre
Clonex Rooting Hormone Gels
Purpose: puts roots on your plant cuttings
Clonex comes in 3 strengths which are colour coded for easy identification.
Indole butyric acid (also known as IBA) is a plant hormone that is responsible for root initiation and growth and is the active ingredient in Clonex.
Clonex Green active ingredient 1.5 g/L IBA for herbaceous and softwood cuttings
Clonex Purple active ingredient 3.0 g/L IBA for semi-hardwood cuttings
Clonex Red active ingredient 8.0 g/L IBA for hardwood cuttings
Types of Cuttings
Herbaceous cuttings from non woody herbaceous plants
Softwood cuttings from material taken from soft and flexible young wood from current years growth
Semi-hardwood cuttings from partially mature wood from the current years growth
Hardwood cuttings from mature wood from previous years growth that does not bend easily. ·
Benefits of Clonex:
Increased strike rate from the gel holding the active ingredient against the plant tissue
Higher safety levels for workers since they are not breathing in talc and hormones
The gel seals the cut and stops air embolisms in the plants vascular tissue preventing wilting of the cutting
How far does a bottle of Clonex go?
This depends on the diameter of the cutting and the depth to which the cutting is dipped, but the grower should expect several thousand cuttings per litre of Clonex
Generally the type of cutting, that is either softwood/semi hardwood etc determines which Clonex to use. If there is callusing but no root formation this indicates the hormone level is too high and a lower hormone concentration should be used.
Stock plants (mother plants) need to be:
Disease free Nutritionally sound
Turgid, not water stressed
If flowering, remove flowers and buds
Stem cuttings are the most common type of cutting
Usually 4 to 6 inches long
Use current or last year’s growth Terminal parts of stem best.
Long shoots can give several cuttings
Keep cuttings cool and moist until they are stuck
If delayed cutting material can be stored in fridge in a plastic bag Remove leaves from bottom I /3 to Yi of stem
Cut leaves of large leafed species in half
Pour Clonex into a separate container for dipping
Do nor pour unused Clonex back into original container Dip cuttings to I cm up the stem
45 degree angle cut is best Stick and maintain humidity
Post Cutting Care
Humidity should be maintained at a high level Air changes should be done regularly
Moisture level in medium needs to be maintained
Plant food needs to be supplied to the cuttings when roots first form Light levels should be satisfactory for photosynthesis
Rooting Media should have these properties:
Sufficient pore space to contain air.
Be free draining, but still hold enough water for the cutting. The medium should be disease free.
The medium should contain all plant mineral nutrients essential for growth.