Re: [IGSROBIN] Rootone by Schultz
Rootone is what I use, with the fungicide preparation included.
I use fresh cuttings rather than letting them sit a day or two as used to be
recommended. For a potting medium I use sand and vermiculite in equal
measure, then nuke it in the microwave until steaming (wet it first).
Insert at least two leaf nodes deep, if possible, after dusting with hormone
(after the medium cools). Place in a bright, but not direct sunlit location.
Then, and here is where it helps to work out of a home office, mist three to
ten times a day until the leaves are well dampened. This regimen gives me
over 95% success with tip cuttings, about 75% with heel cuttings, and about
50% with leaf only cuttings.
Hope this helps.
From: Cynthia S. Lohry <Hedgehug@AOL.COM>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 3:22 AM
Subject: Re: Rootone by Schultz
>It's good to hear from you again. What have you been up to?
>Since you've had success with it, I picked up a little bottle of Schultz
>Rootone rooting hormone at the local store and will give it another try.
>Maybe I did something wrong the first time. How do you prepare your
>and what do you root them in, and any special tips?
>Since everybody else seems to be able to take cuttings that root reliably,
>darn well going to learn to do it successfully too! I hear people talking
>about their 100% success rate with cuttings and my eyes glaze over, mouth
>slack, and I start to nod my head like one of those toy dogs in the back
>window of a car. Robin is on a holy quest to obtain seeds, and I am
>for the perfect way to take and root cuttings. No problemo. We should
>this down pat in a couple of weeks, and be ready for the next mission.