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2 oz. Take Root Rooting Hormone

  • Promotes root development when planting and growing cuttings
  • Use with roses, geraniums, poinsettias and other varieties
  • For use with both indoor and outdoor plants
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Garden Safe Brand TakeRoot Rooting Hormone grows new plants from cuttings. Use this powder to grow cuttings from your favorite plants, including African violets, roses, poinsettias, philodendrons, geraniums, coleus, woody ornamentals and most other popular home, garden and greenhouse varieties. The cut ends of the cuttings should be slightly moistened before treatment, then stir cut ends in Garden Safe Brand TakeRoot Rooting Hormone powder. Remove excess powder by tapping on the rim of the container. Plant treated cuttings in a rooting medium such as potting soil. Mist regularly. The active ingredient, indole-3-butyric acid, promotes the development of roots on most popular home, garden and greenhouse plant varieties. This ingredient is similar to the rooting hormone that naturally occurs in plants, indole-3-acetic acid.
  • Rooting hormone grows new plants from cuttings
  • Works with most popular home, garden and greenhouse varieties
  • Helps African violets, roses, poinsettias, philodendrons, geraniums, coleus, woody ornamentals and more grow from cuttings
  • Moisten the plant cutting, stir the cut end in powder, remove excess rooting hormone and plant
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Indole-3-butyric acid, similar to the root hormone that naturally occurs in plants.

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Active Ingredients
Indole 3-butyric Acid
Compatible Grass Type
All Purpose
Delivery Method
Dry Fertilizer Type
Dry Plant Fertilizer
Emergent Type
Neither Pre nor Post Emergent
No Additional Features
Fertilizer Formula
Longevity (weeks)
N-P-K Ratio
Plant Name
African violet,Coleus,Geraniums,Philodendrons,Poinsettias,Rose,Woody Ornamentals
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Season Use
Time release
Fast release

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Questions & Answers


Is it safe for food consumption plants, vegetables, grapes, culinary herbs?

Asked by Sam September 10, 2020


Can this product be used to root prickly pear cuttings in order to plant outside in ground?

Asked by Ally July 21, 2020

Thank you for your question. Yes, our product can be used to root prickly pear cuttings.

will this product work on hydrangeas?

Asked by gmc716 May 22, 2020

Thank you for your question. Our product can be used to root cuttings from hydrangeas.

Will this work on fruit tree too?

Asked by Michael May 13, 2019

I have used this on woody shrub stems with success so I assume it would also work on fruit tree cuttings. Be sure to not use too large of a cutting; cut one side at a sharp angle for at least an inch. Coat the entire bottom up past the one inch cut with the rooting powder and put in a pre-made hole in the rooting medium so you don't rub the powder off. Maintain moisture in the rooting medium and enclose in a plastic bag to maintain high humidity. I usually keep out of direct sunlight and check in a few weeks for root formation. Ideally you should take cuttings during moon signs of Cancer, Libra, and Scorpio during light of the moon phases.

We have a mature papaya plant that has gotten very tall and stopped fruiting. We'd like to prune ...

Asked by BrownThumb April 26, 2019

Hi there BrownThumb. Thank you for your question. If you Papaya has stopped fruiting, what has changed? Water? Fertilizer? Sunlight? Is this plant in the ground or is it in a pot? These can all issues that can cause your plant to stop fruiting. To do this type of pruning, the Spring is the right time to do it. To revitalize your non-producing papaya, or one that has gotten too tall, cut the stem about 3 feet from the ground and cover the remaining stem with garbage bag to protect it from water and rain. Several shoots should sprout from the bottom. No root tone need be added to the remaining stem. Let the shoots grow till they are about 1 foot tall. Choose the strongest of these new shoots and cut the remaining ones from the main stem. You can try to get the cutting to grow roots by using the root tone. The trick will be to keep the humidity high and the temperature between about 77 F and no higher than 95 F. Cuttings may or may not root. This site may be of help to you: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Induce_root_formation_from_papaya_shoots Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Rick_HD_OC

Can I use this on my carnation? ):

Asked by MW September 2, 2018

Sure you can do it with confidence, I have been using it, on my newly planted sprouts and so far so good.

Is this product also good for orchids ?

Asked by cora July 28, 2018

Thank you for your question. Our product hasn't been tested on orchids so we cannot guarantee the results.

Think this will work with 3 inch diameter, 4 foot tall Sea Grape branch? If so, and I think it wi...

Asked by cyberpine April 23, 2018

I have used it for rose branches and most of them grew. Would recommend cutting the branch bottom diagonally, dip it in the substances and plant.

Is this safe for vegetables?

Asked by Nae July 26, 2017

Yes, our product is safe for vegetables.

can you use this with a loblolly pine tree cutting? If not, any suggestions on what can be used?

Asked by mark June 19, 2017

This specific product, which has the lowest concentration (0.1%) you'll find in any commercial rooting powder of just one rooting hormone (indole-3-butyric acid) is unlikely to be very effective on any pine species (or most evergreens) which are typically "difficult to root". I'd strongly recommend doing some specific Web research on propagating that particular pine species to see what strength and composition is recommended by experts (like professional nursery growers, or state university agricultural extension offices), but I'd be very surprised if a weak, "general purpose" rooting product is effective in this case. Fwiw, Hormex makes stronger products that are relatively accessible to average consumers (like their No. 5 or No. 8 powders, which have five and eight times the amount of IBA this one has, respectively) but since the stronger products are expensive and since it takes a long time for any evergreen to root in the best of circumstances, I'd definitely do some research before spending a lot of time and money on the trial-and-error approach.

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Had taken my Germaniums indoors after the summer and put them under lights so I could grow and propagate more for this Spring season. I needed rooting hormone to root the cuttings I took from the mother plant. All went well and I was able to root over 20 cuttings, so I expect to save a ton of money this year by not having to buy new plants as I have done in the past. Next year will do the same with other plants we love to plant in planters around my home. Worth doing and the product does what it is supposed to do.
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It works very well! I used in on crassula perforata,...
It works very well! I used in on crassula perforata, and they took root very quickly!
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100 percent! It works!
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I usually use this rooting hormone during summer I used it at this time of the year hoping to sgt the same results.
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