Adding oxygen to a solution or adding a porous material to grow media to allow more oxygen to reach plant roots.
A plant hormone which promotes root development and stem elongation. The plant-created form is known as indole acetic acid (IAA), while the synthetically-produced form is indole-butryic acid (IBA).
A combination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. “Carbos,” or sugars and starches, are used to feed root zone beneficials.
Rooting a plant cutting to create another genetically identical plant.
The first “leaves” of a dicot plant that emerge when a seed is planted that serve as the nutrient source until a plant develops roots for uptake of minerals.
A portion of a plant that is cut off to generate a new, identical plant by rooting.
A term used to describe the dieback of cuttings and seedlings caused by pythium fungi, or root rot.
To remove buildup of salts from roots or media by using water or a specific solution designed for the purpose.
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Indole-3-Butyric Acid is an auxin or plant hormone used to initiate root development. Thought to be synthetic, it can also be derived from natural substances.
Growing plants by germinating their seeds or rooting cuttings from them.
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The area directly surrounding the roots of a plant.
When a plant’s roots have grown to reach the limits of its container. Some plants prefer this, most should be transplanted.
The main vertical root of a plant; lateral roots run out from the tap root.