Before you even start cutting clones from your mother plant, you need to have your rooting hormones in place. At Hydrobuilder, we offer a wide selection of rooting powders!
What are rooting powders?
Rooting powders are a way to provide your fresh cuttings with immediate hormones to jump start the rooting process. They also help seal off the cut end, preventing bacteria and air from getting inside the clone.
When applying a rooting powder, apply generously. Some of the powder will inevitably fall off, so take extra care when placing the clone into the cloning machine or propagation tray.
What are the best rooting powders?
Every brand you see here at Hydrobuilder has been carefully sourced, and all of these powders will do a great job starting your clones!
Do you have to use a rooting powder on cuttings?
Rooting powder is just one of the options you have for adding essential hormones to your clones root zone. While you do not need to use a powder specifically, you do need to use a cloning or rooting gel, or some other compound.
Without a rooting hormone, your clones will develop root mass very slowly, and can be susceptible to bacteria and other pathogens entering the cut.