Root-Gel® is a unique vitamin-hormone gel used to promote root formation in the propagation of hard to propagate cuttings. It contains Vitamin B-1, IBA and NAA plus just the right amount of essential minerals to get cuttings off to a great start. Root-Gel applies quickly, easily and thoroughly, surrounding the cutting with a viscous coating of protective gel. Root-Gel seals the cutting and functions as an artificial root system during root development.
Cuttings: Dip cutting into gel and place cutting in a hole in the rooting medium to avoid rubbing Root-Gel off cutting.
In tests conducted by a leading Hawaiian foliage propagator, cuttings propagated in Root-Gel rooted out and doubled in size, while cuttings propagated with a leading powder were still forming roots.
Since Root-Gel comes in a gel form, it applies quickly, easily and thoroughly. Cuttings dipped in Root-Gel are surrounded by a viscous coating of protective nutrient gel. When the coated cutting is inserted into the growing medium and soil is pressed around it, Root-Gel spreads into the surrounding soil to serve as a temporary, artificial root system. It has been proven that Root-Gel interfaces between the plant and soil delivering water and minerals to the plant during the critical stage of callus formation. Root-Gel can also be diluted for use as an economical protective dip for shipping bare-root stock.