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Does anyone have a Power Cloner

Posted by porsche65 z6 TN (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 18, 08 at 18:18

After many unsucessful attempts at taking cuttings I have ordered a power cloner. Does anyone have one or any information about them? I have read the books and done exactly what they say but so far have never sucessfully rooted even one cutting. I have a greenhouse and grow around 300-400 trays from seed every year but can't get a root on a cutting no matter what method I try. If the power cloner does not work I will forever be doomed to just growing from seed. LOL Any info would be greatly appreciated. Portia

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RE: Does anyone have a Power Cloner

There are a number of rooting hormones.... all are about the same but you MUST follow the directions. all they do is speed up the formation of roots.
Must also provide correct temperature range. soil moisture, & humidity for each genus/species.... its not impossible since I do it all the time....

RE: Does anyone have a Power Cloner

Which cuttings did you try with no success?

RE: Does anyone have a Power Cloner

As george says cuttings are not difficult. You must know someone who is regularly starting cuttings you can visit to see what you are doing wrong. Al

RE: Does anyone have a Power Cloner

I don't know anyone that even grows flowers much less from cuttings. The nearest greenhouse (other than mine) to me is about an hours drive. I took cuttings of various things that had new growth and put in cloner but so far nothing has happened. If I ever get this figured out I am gonna celebrate.

RE: Does anyone have a Power Cloner

When I first started using mine I had it on the bench in my greenhouse. All my cuttings started wilting after a few days. Since the cloner was black the water was getting way too hot during the day.
Now i put the cloner under the bench on the floor. It gets lots of indirect light and the water does not get so hot either. I've had great success with a variety of different things. Some things will root in a matter of days while others can take a month.
What types of plants have you tried?

I've also had terrible luck with shrub cuttings. But I've been reading some and they may root better at certain times of the year (spring) so I'm going to try that this year.

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