[NAFEX] Re: humidity for hardwoods?
rooting at hortus.com
Fri Mar 26 21:44:46 EST 2004
In the case of the hardwoods, often they are propagated in the open at this
time of the year.
You do not want the cuttings to dry out completely so the soil should be
moist not wet. Use a well drained media (ie: with some sand for draninage.)
see for ideas: http://www.rooting-hormones.com/cutcare.htm
If you want, you can make a simple covering by pulling over the cuttings a
clear plastic film and tack it down at the edges. Critical is that it is not
too humid inside the propagation area such that it is too wet and fungus
In the case of the semi hardwoods and herbaceous cutting you want to keep
more humity like the rose information (they need more control to keep the
more sensitive stem cells from drying out.)
See for ideas: http://www.rooting-hormones.com/rose.htm
In the case of hardwoods you have two possible methods of rooting hormones
application (1) long soak of the basal end in a low concentration solutioin
of the rooting hormones (25-50 ppm IBA @ 4-8 hours)
See for ideas: http://www.rooting-hormones.com/wst.htm
or (2) a moderate concentration of dry powder such as IBA @ 0.3% or 0.8%.
See for ideas: http://www.rooting-hormones.com/Drydipdemo.htm
In the Lancaster PA the top grower is Yoder Greenleaf.
Yoder Brothers is the world's leading grower of all types of Chrysanthemums:
garden, pot and spray. Follow their page link for GARDEN MUMS>CULTURAL
TIPS>GENERAL CULTURE>go down the page to ROOTING UN-ROOTED CUTTINGS for
important ways to use rooting products:
io----- Original Message -----
From: <buretachi at juno.com>
To: <rooting at hortus.com>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 8:09 PM
Subject: humidity for hardwoods?
> Ok, something with more concentration. do i want to have a tent over
> them for humidity or is that only with softwood/semihard? Thank you.
> On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 22:11:28 -0500 "rooting" <rooting at hortus.com> writes:
> > Hardwood cuttings do not require any light until the leaves form.
> > Keep the bottom temperature above 65F.
> > In the case of hardwood cuttings you likely will need a rooting
> > hormone like
> > Rhizopon AA #2 or #3 (0.3 and 0.8% IBA). The products found in the
> > Home
> > Depot and Franks have too low a concentration of rooting hormone
> > then is
> > required for root formation for hardwoods; they are likely best for
> > herbaceous cuttings.
> > For information on how to use the rooting hormones see:
> > http://www.rooting-hormones.com/drydip.htm
> > and for taking of the cuttings including juvenality see:
> > http://www.rooting-hormones.com/takecut.htm
> > http://www.rooting-hormones.com/cutcare.htm
> > regards
> > MRK
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <buretachi at juno.com>
> > To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:01 PM
> > Subject: [NAFEX] rooting hardwood cuttings
> > > i'm trying to root hardwood cuttings of A. arguta, kolomikta and
> > also
> > > Cudrania tricuspidata over bottom heat with hormone in sand/peat.
> > Is a
> > > lot of light beneficial, or would shaded be better? Bright light
> > seems
> > > like it would encourage leafing out without any root formation.
> > Would no
> > > light and just bottom heat work?
> > >
> > > Scott
> > >
> > > Lancaster, PA
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