Q. What is the correct dilution of Dip’N Grow?

A. Every species/cultivar responds to hormone treatment in different ways. Ideally, every plant has an optimum hormone concentration range.(1) Because of the numerous species of plants, it would be impossible to determine a rooting hormone concentration curve for all plants. Some general guidelines for ratios are 1 in 5 for hard woods, 1 in 10…

Q. What applications can Dip'N Grow be used for?

A. Dip’N Grow should be used in compliance with its labeling. a) Ornamental Trees: Dip’N Grow is safe to use on any ornamental trees. The active ingredient in Dip’N Grow, IBA, is considered a biochemical pesticide by 40 CFR §180 of the EPA. This category means that it has a nontoxic mode of action because…

Q. Where can I find the information I need?

A. Here are two excellent resources for propagating. a) The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation For a complete review of this book and ordering information for the Reference Manual please click here. b) International Plant Propagation Society: Combined Proceedings. For more information contact:  The International Plant Propagators’ Society, Inc. Washington Park Arboretum, XD-10…

Q. What is the shelf life of Dip'N Grow?

A. If stored in its original container, Dip ‘N Grow is best used within 3 years of manufacture. Limiting exposure to sunlight and heat will help prolong the shelf life. Dip’N Grow has a tendency to darken over time without losing its effectiveness. Once diluted with water, Dip ‘N Grow should be used within a…

Q. What are the other key factors which may effect whether cuttings root?

a) Air Temperature: When temperature rises, plant metabolism increases. Photosynthesis and respiration are temperature sensitive. As temperature rises, the rate of respiration tends to increase faster than photosynthesis, which may result in cuttings losing weight and possibly even dying. Rooting will be slow or success will be limited if temperatures are too low because the…