Hortus USA

IntroductionDry DipTabletsHortus iBAPlant SelectionPlant CareCutting SelectionTechniquesSite Search

Hortus USA Website for Small Screens

Make KIBA Rooting Solutions (alcohol free) using Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
ON-LINE Calculator to find the Weight of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts for any Rate and Liquid Volume:
On-Line Calculator best viewed on Mobile Devices
On-LIne Calculator best viewed on Computer Screens

Introduction to Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts™

Foliar Spray Drip Down® Method and Total Immerse Method
Basal Quick Dip Method and Basal Long Soak Method

RATES shown below are for both Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
Use water to make fresh IBA/KIBA rooting solutions to over 100,000ppm IBA
Always in solution. pH Neutral


For Distributor referral and Distributor ordering, contact:
Phytotronics, 314-770-0717,  sales@phytotronics.com
Phytotronics Products


Buy Now!
Rhizopon AA #1 #2 & #3 (dry powder rooting hormones)
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets (for rooting solutions)
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts (for rooting solutions)

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts

Aqueous IBA, KIBA Rooting Solutions.
(Alcohol FREE)
Use by ALL Basal & Foliar Solution Methods.

BUY NOW!
DISTRIBUTOR LIST
How Much Do I Need?

On-Line Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts Calculator:
Find the measured weight (grams or ounces) of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts per any ppm IBA & liquid volume (liters, ml or ounces)

 

Hortus IBA

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.

PREPARING A HORTUS IBA WATER SOLUBLE SALTS ROOTING SOLUTION

  • Weigh the required amount of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts.
  • Measure by weight not volume: do not scoop.
  • Use tap water from 60F to about ~110F (water temperature used for hand washing). At higher temperature Salts dissolve fastest.
  • Do not dissolve Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts in liquids other than water.
  • Mix: dissolve Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts in water.
  • Add water to the mixing container to bring the Rooting Solution to the final volume.
  • Apply the solution by the selected method.
  • After use, dispose of the solution as described in the ‘Storage and Disposal’ statements on the product label.

AVOID CROSS CONTAMINATION OF SOLUTIONS

  • For the Total Immerse, Basal Quick Dip and Basal Long Soak Methods dispose of Rooting Solutions between plant lots to avoid cross contamination.
  • Using the Spray Drip Down® Method the Rooting Solution is used one time and there is no cross-contamination. Solutions can be used completely.

STORAGE OF DRY PRODUCTS
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts are provided dry. Store dry products at room temperature. They do not require refrigeration. The dry products will be fully active for many years. The dry product is sensitive to humidity. Store them dry to avoid caking and difficulty to dissolve. Store the dry products in their original sealable labeled containers.

ROOTING SOLUTION WATER QUALITY
Ordinary tap water is usually used to make Rooting Solutions. If the Rooting Solution is clear, having a small amount of particles, then the active ingredient is in solution and ready to use. Hard, well or pond water may reduce solubility; in those cases use another source such as filtered or demineralized water.

STORAGE OF UN-USED ROOTING SOLUTIONS
Stock and production Solutions made with Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts maintain full potency for several days when kept in a closed container, at room temperature and normal light.

Simple Tip to PRE-MEASURE SALTS: RE-USE EMPTY CONTAINERS
To batch measure DRY Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and save for later, save empty Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts containers with original covers and labels. If a particular powder weight is used for production tank loads, measure that amount. Put the weighed powder into the re-used empty containers. Cover securely. Mark the containers with the weight and save to make solutions later.

 

 

 

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.

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

RATES: SPRAY DRIP DOWN® METHOD

Herbaceous Cuttings, Chrysanthemum, Begonia, Dieffenbachia, Heath, Hibiscus, etc.:

  • 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:

  • 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

RATES: TOTAL IMMERSE METHOD

Herbaceous Cuttings, Chrysanthemum, Plumbago, Ivy, Clematis, Delphinium, Lavender, Ficus, Potted Rose Bushes, etc.:

  • 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.:

  • Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @50-300 ppm IBA, or
  • Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets @1-6 Tablets/liter water.

Hardwood Cuttings, Conifers, etc.:

  • 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
     
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.

RATES: QUICK DIP METHOD

Herbaceous Cuttings, Tropical Plants, House Plants, Roses, etc.:

  • Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @150-500 ppm IBA

Chrysanthemum:

  • Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @200-500 ppm IBA.

Softwood Cuttings:

  • Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @500-1000 ppm IBA.

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

Difficult to Root Cuttings:

  • Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts @5000-20000 ppm IBA.
 
Methods


SEE METHODS:

     
Hortus Plant Propagation

Product Selection to make Fresh IBA/KIBA Rooting Solutions

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

RHIZOPON AA WATER SOLUBLE TABLETS

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. 

Guidance for ORGANIC USE

HORTUS IBA WATER SOLUBLE SALTS make KIBA rooting solutions (alcohol free)
Comparison of Two Water-soluble Forms of IBA for Rooting Cuttings
Eugene Blythe, SNA Research Conference 2013

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

<<< Get free copy of the book HORTUS PLANT PROPAGATION FROM CUTTINGS

Make a ROOTING GEL (easy and inexpensive)

When making a gel based solution, use one of many standard gel products from your horticultural supply. You can also use corn starch from the food market.
Using Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets, mix in water to make a rooting solution at any concentration. Then, add the gel powder or corn starch powder to the rooting solution (warm solution is easier to mix) until you get needed ‘gel peaks' or somewhat watery solution as needed.
The resultant 'concentration' is defined as ‘parts per volume’. The rooting 'gel' will be higher volume than the original water based rooting solution.


For Distributor ordering or referral contact Master Distributor Phytotronics, 314-770-0717, phytotronics.com   sales@phytotronics.com

© Hortus USA Corp. 1990-2016 All Rights Reserved. Spray Drip Down ® , Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts ® and Hortus USA®  are the registered trademarks of Hortus USA Corp. Rhizopon ® is the registered trademark of Rhizopon b.v. - All Rights Reserved. -