Humifirst rooting activator
Hi all experts in cuttings, etc.
My Senecio vira-vira has been great for 2 seasons, but is now showing signs of decay. I do not want to lose it altogether so am trying to make cuttings.
I am not very good at getting my plant cuttings to root, so I thought I would better my chances with some rooting hormone. So went to my---small---local GC to get some of that "miracle powder", but could not find any on the shelves. The man said they no longer sold the powder but they had 2 products, in concentrated liquid form which claimed to be just what I needed. I bought "Hormone de bouturage Fertiligène 70ml". I think Fertiligène is the brand name equivalent to Miracle-Gro in the UK. Anyway, the active element is called HUMIFIRST, which is "concentrated liquid Humic and Fulvic acids derived from American Leonardite".
It seems to be a "bio-approved" product, so should be OK. I carefully followed the instructions and I now have a handful of my S. vira-vira cuttings sitting under a cloche, hopefully producing roots in the coming weeks. I'll keep you posted of the results in this thread.