9 DIY Homemade Rooting Hormone Ideas

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Want to grow plants from cuttings successfully? Try these natural DIY Homemade Rooting Hormone Ideas to make the propagation faster and easier!

These 9 homemade rooting hormones are as good as commercial ones and make the propagation of plants from stem cuttings faster and easier.

1. Aspirin Rooting Hormone

Homemade Rooting Hormone

Using Asprin as a homemade rooting hormone is one of the easiest and cheapest ways. It is an excellent plant growth enhancer and has half a dozen other uses in the garden as well! Learn all of the uses of Asprin in the garden here in our article.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Want to make an organic rooting hormone for your plants? Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in some water, and you can follow the propagation process using this mixture as a rooting hormone.

Discover Apple Cider Vinegar Uses for plants here

3. Honey Rooting Hormone

Honey serves as an excellent plant growth stimulator and is one of the best homemade rooting hormones. You can also check our detailed article on some of the amazing honey uses in the garden.

4. Willow Water

Homemade Rooting Hormone Cinnamon

Using Willow Water as an organic rooting hormone might be an excellent idea! Not only does it helps the plants to grow roots faster, but it also increases their productivity.

5. DIY Rooting Hormone

DIY Homemade Rooting Hormone Ideas

Make your homemade rooting hormone by using just a few chemicals. Using the help of this DIY, you can easily make this rooting gel without preservatives for your plant cuttings!

6. Homemade Rooting Hormone

Here is another video on how you can make a purely organic rooting hormone at home with just a few supplies.

7. Potatoes & Cinnamon

Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

Want to propagate rose cuttings successfully in your garden? Put the cutting in the potato’s half by making a hole in it and bury that potato half with rose cutting in potting soil as usual. More about this hack is here!

8. Aloe As Rooting Hormone

Aloe Vera works wonders for fresh plant cuttings. Use the gel inside the fresh leaves and apply it to the cutting’s end. You can also use the Aloe Vera powder for the same purpose.

Check out our article on using aloe vera as a rooting hormone here

9. Cinnamon Rooting Hormone

Best Rooting Hormone

Cinnamon is known for protecting plants from fungicides, healing plant wounds, and stimulating growth. It can also work as an active rooting hormone for your garden. To enhance its effect, dip the cuttings in willow water first before applying Cinnamon at the ends.

Read more on the uses of Cinnamon in the garden here.

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  1. For the make rooting powder :
    1) Buy a can of root hormones. This hormone is called indole butyric acid. This is a powder composition.
    2) Buy a pack of baby powder from the pharmacy!
    3) Mix baby powder and hormone in 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1% ratios in separate containers.
    4) Dissolve the rooting hormone with ethanol. If you fail, use Koh.
    5) Mix the mixture in baby powder to create a paste.
    6) Powder the mortar after drying.
    Now enjoy the root powder.
    7) Use 0.2% and 0.4% for soft cuttings.
    8) Use 0.6% and 0.8% for half-timber cuttings.
    9) Use 1% concentration for rough cuttings.

    You can sell this as well!!

  2. Asprin? No! And the first 2 comments on this post mentioning baby powder, ethanol and clonex are big “NOs” also! Extremely toxic and not even natural. Honey, cinnamon and all of the other natural suggestions in the post are great however.

  3. You post Potatoes & Cinnamon as a combination.

    I have also heard of (but not tested) garlic rub and aloe.

    Are there other combinations recommended?

    More important, are any combinations to be avoided?


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