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1-Naphthaleneacetamide is the rooting agent, Thiram is a fungicide. It
is added, so that the plant will have time to root, before fungi get it!
One of these "inert ingredients" used to be sharp quartz sand, to abrade
the outer "skin", to let the rooting agent at the tissue, to do its job.
If I were experimenting rooting aquatic plants with Rootone, I would try
it in emersed culture: Root them in a pot, as one would a terrestrial
plant. After a day or two, place the pot in a saucer of water, so the
soil does not dry out. Plant a dozen cuttings and several might survive!
(The success rate with terrestrial plants is NOT 100% either!)
> Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 11:57:36 -0400
> From: boukmn at mindspring_com
> Subject: RE: Rooting Hormone
> I have been watching this root hormone thread waiting for a post with
> different results than those I had a while back. I had a "blonde moment"
> and thought "Gee, I wonder if ROOTONE rooting hormone would increase the
> root formation rate of stem plant aquatics and swords?" Needless to say, no
> matter what concentration of the chemical I used, I still lost plants and
> saw arrested developement, NOT increase in the growth rate of surviving
> plants. Unless you have sound chemical theories as to why my exp. failed, I
> would'nt try rooting hormones if I were you.
> ROOTONE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
> 1-Naphthaleneacetamide................... 0.20%
> Thiram (tetra-methyl Thiuramidisulfide).. 4.04%
> Inert Ingredients:....................... 95.76%
> ~David Boukmn.