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Fruit tree cuttings with Aloe? Use of home-made rooting hormones.

 
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According to the first video below, you can root cuttings with a piece of Aloe vera. You put the end of the cutting (a lemon in this case) in the gel, and it should root.



Someone made a comparison with and without Aloe gel, but how with only one rooting it could be chance.


Someone tried it? or is it fake?
 
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Following, as rooting hormone is something I need to get on a plane to find (and consequently just do without). I have heard about using cinnamon, but that seems less of a rooting hormone and more of an anti-fungal.
 
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It is the end of autumn in the southern hemisphere and here are some greengage cuttings that have been sitting in a bottle of tap water for the last couple of months. A couple have not only rooted, they are thoroughly confused and are blossoming. The other cuttings are from a lemon verbena shrub that don't have any roots yet but have started to leaf after less than 2 weeks in the water, not added anything to the water, just change it if it goes murky.
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Greengage & Aloysia Citrodora cuttings in plain water
 
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I do have abundant root shoots that I could bench. Sounds interesting.  So I could cut some and place in a jar of water with a "type" of rooting aid? Am looking to graft my virgina beauty next spring, onto a larger shoot that came up a distance from a tree we removed for being tipped over by wind.
 
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Tim Lutz wrote:I do have abundant root shoots that I could bench. Sounds interesting.  So I could cut some and place in a jar of water with a "type" of rooting aid?


I did exactly that with 50 fruit tree cuttings of various types.  I put them in bottles with about an inch of water, along with a little bit of weak willow tea (I didn't have much willow available).  That was about three weeks ago.  Last week, I potted them up into 1-gallon pots.  More than half already have buds and even leaves on them.

Am looking to graft my virgina beauty next spring, onto a larger shoot that came up a distance from a tree we removed for being tipped over by wind.


I think that if you're going to graft, you need to do it immediately.  Rooting first is going to just set you back, if it even works at all.
 
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I have have successfully rooted plants in water but had never heard of rooting in aloe vera. I will have to give this a try!
 
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