FloraMax Cloner Gel 60mL
|Healthy cuttings and seedlings are essential if you eventually want large and flavorsome yields. You need to protect your investment during these early growth stages.|
Protective stem dip for cuttings prior to planting
Healthy cuttings and seedlings are essential if you eventually want large and flavorsome yields. You need to protect your investment during these early growth stages. FloraMax Cloner provides reliable treatment for the cut-end of clones (cuttings). Its specialized gel formulation:
• Has an indefinite shelf-life and is resistant to drying-out.
• Provides high resistance to cross contamination from cuttings.
Cuttings or “clones” are a popular method of propagating plants. A cutting is a plant part removed from a ‘donor’ or ‘mother’ plant that will develop roots and shoots when placed in a growing medium under favourable conditions.
In comparison to propagation via seed, cuttings offer some lucrative benefits:
1. For many species, cuttings reach the vegetative stage faster than seedlings. Further, cuttings taken from the most recent growth will produce plants that take less time to reach biological maturity than cuttings taken from older growth. Commercial fruit growers use cuttings to minimise the lengthy non-fruiting phase associated with seed propagated plants. When artificial lighting is used, cuttings can be switched to flowering sooner by changing to the “redder” light spectrum of a HPS lamp. This is beneficial because the crop cycle is faster.
2. Cuttings produce a plant having the same general genetic characteristics as the donor plant. For example, the same appearance, size and yield. The result with seeds can be more uncertain.
The most appropriate cutting material will vary between plant species. However, most species can be propagated using ‘stem cuttings’. A stem cutting incorporates stems, leaves and buds (Fig 17.2). Roots grow from the basal wood (Fig 17.1) and shoots grow from the buds.
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“The strike rate of our cuttings is so much better with Cloner compared with other gels we have used over the years”
“We now have far less problems with disease… Our growers are now much more confident with doing clones now that we have FloraMax Cloner and the Clone Spray”
“The Cloner is 100% stable in the bottle. Other brands go hard and rank after been used”