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Using Aloe Vera as Rooting Hormone

Using Aloe Vera as a Rooting Hormone is easy, and it helps promote the growth of the plants. Learn how to use this eco-friendly elixir for successful propagation.

Using Aloe Vera as Rooting Hormone

Using Aloe Vera as a Rooting Hormone has many advantages and gives a head start to a plant’s growth. Find out all the details on how to use it here!

Check out our article on using honey as a rooting hormone here


What is Rooting Hormone and Its Significance

While propagating plants, a rooting hormone aids in the root formation, protecting the plants against potential fungi and bacteria, helping the roots develop much faster. It also prevents transplant shock. You can use it while growing plants from stem cuttings and while grafting.

Have a look at the amazing aloe vera benefits here


Using Aloe Vera as Rooting Hormone

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According to this study, natural rooting hormones like aloe vera can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic plant growth regulators and phytohormones.

Aloe vera also contains over 70 active constituents, mainly vitamins A, C, E, and B2, 3, 5, 6, & 12, magnesium, amino acids, calcium, lignins, zinc, polysaccharides, minerals, choline, enzymes, and zinc, all of which are beneficial for root development, cell strength, and overall plant growth.

Acemannan is an active compound in aloe vera gel and has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, saving the cuttings and plants from yeast, microbes, fungi, and mold.

Method:

  • Cut a fresh aloe vera leaf from the mature plant with a clean knife and extract the gel.
  • Dip the bottom part of the cuttings in the aloe gel and set them in the growing medium. You can also mix the gel with water in a 1:1 ratio and spray it on the cut ends.

Check out this article for DIY rooting hormone ideas here


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