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  A. Titanum cloned (fwd)
From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2003.09.17 at 08:47:00(10588)

a quick google search did the job for Rootone already:


From: "WEAVER,BILL (HP-USA,ex1)" bill.weaver at hp.com> on 2003.09.18 at 04:29:16(10595)
The label of the Cloning Gel says:

0.08 - 0.15 - 0.09

Guaranteed Analysis:

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................0.08%
0.015% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
0.045% Nitrate Nitrogen

Available Phosphoric Acid (P2O5)....0.15%

Soluble Potash (K2O) ................0.09%

It is all in a very thick gel that clings to the cuttings
and really doesn't rinse off easily.


From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2003.09.18 at 09:29:00(10596)
thanks for your reply.

But this is really surprising, since the cloning gel seems to be nothing but a very weak N-P-K fertilizer.
And that the leaf cutting rooted without a rooting hormone like Naphtalene acetic acid or something similar astonishes me.

I surprized, too, that the cloning gel leaf cuttings at last performed better than the Rootone ones.

I would like to repeat these experiments myself with a higher replication number per treatment, but my titanums are not higher than 50 cm till now, so that I cannot take enough leaf cuttings. Maybe in year or two.....
Since the position of the leaflet within the whole leaf could also influence the response of the leaflet, it might be interesting to compare leaflets from different positions.


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