Student Project A comparison of natural & synthetic rooting hormones for cuttings propagation using Saxagothea conspicua Lindl.

  • Isabel Cayon-Fernandez Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Keywords: Rooting hormones

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of using natural and synthetic rooting hormones for cuttings propagation. The study used Saxegothaea conspicua Lindl, a Near Threatened conifer native to Chile and Argentina. A trial was set on 80 semi-ripe cuttings of S. conspicua applying both synthetic (IBA) and natural hormones derived from willow and lentils. This study evaluates and measures the rooting success of using different types of hormones at the end of the trial (such as development of roots, length, etc). It also aims to examine the level and type of auxins found in the lentil and willow rooting solution, if present. After evaluation of results of the present trial and the wider literature, this paper discusses the potential use of this type of natural hormones in future.

This article is an extract from the author’s HND Specialist Project written for the RBGE Diploma in Horticulture with Plantsmanship in June 2018.

Author Biography

Isabel Cayon-Fernandez, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

HND student, Horticulture with Plantsmanship (year 2, Diploma awarded in July 2018).

 

Currently working at Jardin Botanico Canario 'Viera y Clavijo' in Gran Canaria (Spain), which focuses in Flora of Macaronesia.

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Published
2020-11-04
How to Cite
Cayon-Fernandez, I. (2020). Student Project A comparison of natural & synthetic rooting hormones for cuttings propagation using Saxagothea conspicua Lindl. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (19). https://doi.org/10.24823/Sibbaldia.2020.278