Instructions for Rooting Cuttings

Materials Needed for Rooting Cuttings

  • Sharp clean small pruning scissors
  • Instant Jungle
  • Root Burst Powder
  • Super Boost
  • Peat Pellets
  • Seedling Tray
  • Humidity Dome
  • 10X20 Shade Cloth
  • Hobby Syringe
  • Turkey Baster
  • Dark area
  • Grow Light (VEG LED preferred)

Step-by-Step Instructions for Rooting Cuttings

  1. Mist the host plant with Instant Jungle aerosol plant spray 20 minutes before taking cuttings.
  2. Mix Super Boost at the rate of ¼ tsp. per gallon of water [1 gram for 2L of water], use to soak peat pellets. Retain Super Boost solution. Place the saturated growth medium into the rooting tray. Examine diameter of stem of cutting to be taken and poke a hole in the growth medium slightly larger than the stem. The hole’s depth should be ¼ inch above the bottom of the saturated pellet.
  3. Cleanliness is important. Using small, sharp pruning scissors take plant cutting, being careful to not squeeze it. Make the cutting at a 45° angle, just below an internode. Trim the internode and also the occasional larger lower fan can be trimmed. Dip the cutting’s stem ¼ inch deep into the Rapidgrow Root Burst Powder. Shake off excess powder, leaving the tip of the stem lightly dusted.
  4. Carefully place the cutting into the growth medium without using force.
  5. To stabilize the cutting, use pinches of the growth medium to carefully infill in any gaps around the stem. Again, be careful not to over squeeze the cutting.
  6. Periodically spray the host plant and the fresh cuttings with Instant Jungle to keep them moist.
  7. Fill a syringe [without needle] with the retained Super Boost solution. Gently inject it into the top of the growth medium to fully rehydrate it. Remove any standing solution. A turkey baster comes in handy for slightly titling the seedling tray and removing any standing fluid.
  8. Give the cuttings another spray of Instant Jungle and spray the inside of the dome. Securely place the dome onto the tray. Ensure that it is tightly seated, the edges are sealed, and that the vents are fully closed.
  9. Place domed tray in a warm, dark place for 24 – 36 hours. Then, move tray into dim or indirect light for 18 – 24 hours/day. If necessary, place a white shade cloth over the dome. If cuttings show signs of wilting, the light may be too intense or the dome may not be seated. Spray cuttings and inside of dome as needed daily until rooted.
  10. When the majority of the cuttings show roots, begin to open the dome vents in approximately ¼ inch increments each day. Simultaneously condition the cuttings to full light by moving them a bit closer to the light each day until they are fully rooted before removing humidity dome. Transplant rooted cutting into King Cultivator Nursery Pots with rinsed Supernatural Brand Potting Soil.

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