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Introduction to Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts™
For use of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
By:
Foliar Application to Cuttings by the Spray Drip Down Method™ and Total Immerse Method
Basal Application to Cuttings by the Quick Dip Method and Basal Long Soak Method

Note: these methods are also used with solutions made with Rhizopon AAWater Soluble Tablets

 

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
USE WATER TO MAKE FRESH IBA ROOTING SOLUTIONS TO OVER 100,000 ppm. Always in solution. pH Neutral

For Distributor referral and Distributor ordering, contact: Phytotronics, 314-770-0717,  sales@phytotronics.com See Phytotronics: Rooting Products & Growing Supplies


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Propagate Plants from Cuttings Using Solutions.

Take plant cuttings, usually stem, root or leaf cuttings. Woody cuttings are usually wounded by making a 3/4" notch at the basal end. Herbaceous cuttings are not wounded. Make up a fresh Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts or Rhizopon Water Soluble Tablets solution using the appropriate concentration. Using the Spray Drip-Down Method first plant then treat. Using the Immersion, Quick Dip, or the Total Immerse Method first treat then plant. Take care of the cuttings.

Herbaceous plants, such as chrysanthemum, are easy to treat using low concentrations by the Spray Drip Down Method or Total Immerse Method. The Total Immerse and Spray Drip Down methods can be used interchangeably. The active ingredients are absorbed into the leaves and stems the transported to the basal end where it induces root formation. The active ingredients are transported through the phloem to the basal end. It induces cell diffusion and root induction in the presence of oxygen and water. These methods retard bud formation; the cuttings to put their energy into root formation.

 

 

 

The Spray Drip Down Method

Spray Drip Down Method™.

First plant the cuttings. Spray the solution evenly over the cuttings until drops go down to the media.

The Spray Drip Down Method is specifically intended to be used by the products Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

Herbaceous Cuttings, Chrysanthemum, Begonia, Dieffenbachia, Heath, Hibiscus, etc.:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @50-250 ppm IBA, or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets @1-5 Tablets/liter water

For cuttings which take a long time to root, or when roots of cuttings are killed by root fungus periodically spray solution on leaves and stems until drip down into media:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @50-250 ppm IBA, or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets @1-5 Tablets/liter water

     
Total Immerse

Total Immerse Method.

First totally immerse the cuttings in the solution for a few seconds. Plant the cuttings. You can use a basket to dip the cuttings in a tub, not placing too many cuttings in the solution at once. Allow time for the solution to dry on the cuttings before watering, misting or covering. Broad leaf cuttings are especially suited for this method. The temperature of the solution should be at least equal to the cutting temperature. A cold solution temperature causes the stomata of the cuttings close; the amount of active ingredients absorbed is reduced.

The Total Immerse Method is specifically intended to be used by the products Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

Herbaceous Cuttings, Chrysanthemum, Plumbago, Ivy, Clematis, Delphinium, Lavender, Ficus, Potted Rose Bushes, etc.:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble salts @50-250 ppm IBA or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets @1-5 Tablets/liter water

Softwood Cuttings, Buddleia (Butterfly Bush), Hydrangea, Pieris, Hedera (Ivy), etc.:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @50-300 ppm IBA, or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets @1-6 Tablets/liter water.

Hardwood Cuttings, Conifers, etc.:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @200-500 ppm IBA, or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets @4-10 Tablets/liter water.

 

     
The Basal Immerse Method

Basal Long Soak Method

Use the Basal Long Soak Method on cuttings which are more difficult to root or are more woody. A long soak of the cuttings in a low concentration solution causes the plant tissues to absorb the active ingredients. Use this method on plants which may be sensitive to high concentration used in the Quick Dip Method. Immerse the basal end of cuttings approximately one inch in the solution for 12-25 hours nominal. Plant the cuttings immediately or cuttings can be stored  in cold storage.

Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets:
Herbaceous cuttings:
1-3 tablets per liter water.
Woody cuttings: 3-5 tablets per liter water

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts:
Herbaceous cuttings: 50-150 ppm IBA
Herbaceous and Woody Cuttings, including hard to root cuttings and rootstocks: 150-250 ppm IBA

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Basal Quick Dip Method

Quick Dip Method

First treat the cuttings then plant them. Immerse the basal end of cuttings approximately one inch in the solution for a few seconds. Plant the cuttings immediately.
Use the lowest possible concentration to achieve the desired results. Excess concentration may result in reduced numbers of roots formed, phyto toxicity, shock, excessive callus, and rooting inequality.

Herbaceous Cuttings, Tropical Plants, House Plants, Roses, etc.:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @150-500 ppm IBA

Chrysanthemum:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @200-500 ppm IBA.

Softwood Cuttings:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @500-1000 ppm IBA.

Hardwood Cuttings:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @500-2000 ppm IBA.

Difficult to Root Cuttings:
Only use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @5000-20000 ppm IBA.

 

     
Methods


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  Product Selection to make fresh Rooting Solutions

RHIZOPON AA WATER SOLUBLE TABLETS
Use the pre-dosed tablets with water to make your own freshest solutions in any concentration.
You measure the dosage by simply counting tablets and mix into water. A scale is not needed.

HORTUS IBA WATER SOLUBLE SALTS
Use the easy to measure powder with water to make your own freshest solutions in any concentration. You can make solutions to over 100,000 ppm IBA active ingredients. The Salts are an economical for making large solution volumes.

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon Water Soluble Tablets solutions are completely free of potentially phyto-toxic and flammable alcohol. You make solutions from very dilute to extremely concentrated. The solutions are odorless. Both are US EPA registered with WPS Zero Hour REI. Growers can apply the products and remain in the growing area. There is minimum PPE with no notification requirement. 

Comparison of K-IBA with Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts (article):
Comparison of Two Water-soluble Forms of IBA for Rooting Cuttings
Eugene Blythe, SNA Research Conference 2013

To unrooted Chrysanthemum cuttings (such as provided by Yoder Brothers & Aris Horticulture):
Use the Spray Drip Down Method with the following products and rates, only use the following products and trial rates:
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts at 200 ppm IBA or
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets at 4 tablets per liter water

Get the FREE book: Hortus Plant Propagation from Cuttings (pages 17-22)

For Distributor ordering or referral contact Master Distributor :Phytotronics, 314-770-0717, propagation/growing supplies: phytotronics.com   sales@phytotronics.com

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