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To make KIBA Rooting Solutions and IBA Rooting Solutions (alcohol free) use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
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Make Fresh Rooting Solutions
Using Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

Also see information on Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts


Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
USE WATER TO MAKE FRESH IBA ROOTING SOLUTIONS TO OVER 100,000 ppm. Always in solution. pH Neutral
The Salts are 1/3-1/5th the cost, and are superior to "Research" IBA/KIBA and "DIP" alcohol based "Rooting Solutions".
For Distributor referral and Distributor ordering, contact: Phytotronics, 314-770-0717,  sales@phytotronics.com See Phytotronics: Rooting Products & Growing Supplies

Rhizopon AA #1 #2 & #3 (dry powder rooting hormones)
Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets (for rooting solutions)
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts (for rooting solutions)

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts

Aqueous IBA, KIBA Rooting Solutions.
(Alcohol FREE)
Use by ALL Basal & Foliar Solution Methods.



How Much Do I Need?

On-Line Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts Calculator:
Find the measured weight (grams or ounces) of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts per any ppm IBA & liquid volume (liters, ml or ounces)




  • Most applications require mixing the tablets in water only.
  • The active ingredients entirely dissolve during mixing.
  • To save time and to achieve total mixing of a large number of tablets use an electric hand blender. Total mixing using a blender takes only a few seconds. Mix an adequate amount of liquid to assure adequate blender action. You might see some foam and particles on top of the solution; these are inert particles which do not affect the results.
  • Mix solution for one time use. Discard the unused portion.
  • Active Ingredients entirely dissolve in water up to 20 tablets per liter (100 ppm IBA)
    Tablets can be dissolved to higher concentrations using a small amount of alcohol to dissolve then add an additional amount of water to bring the solutionup to full concentration.
  • Use a plastic container. Do not use metal.
  • Water: use clean water preferably distilled or de-ionized.
  • Alcohol: use methyl or isopropyl or ethyl.
  • Dissolve tablets at 68F - 80F. The warmer temperature speeds the dissolving.

How to make a Rooting GEL:
The corn starch approach is an INEXPENSIVE WAY to use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets rooting solutions to make gels in an INFINITE range of rates

The following table gives examples to make 1 liter (1000 ml) of solution.
Using the metric measure makes it easy to adjust the number of tables and volume of liquid according to the volume of liquid desired.

Number of Tablets per Liter of final working solution

How to dissolve

Mixing methods

0-5 tablets per liter Dissolve in water. Mix manually or use blender
5-10 tablets per liter Dissolve in water. Mix using an electric hand blender
11-200 tablets per liter Make an initial concentration using the minimum amount of solution to dissolve the tablets @ 50% water + 50% alcohol.

Dilute with water to make working concentration.

Over 200 tablets per liter Dissolve in 25% water + 75% alcohol.


Number of Tablets

Volume of Liquid

12 ppm IBA mix 1/4 tablet in 1000 ml water.
25 mix tablet
50 mix 1 tablets
100 mix 2 tablets
200 mix 4 tablets
250 mix 5 tablets.
500 mix 10 tablets
1000 mix 20 tablets in 50% water + 50% alcohol to make 250 ml or enough liquid to dissolve tablets. Mix tablets using an electric hand blender. Add water to make 1000 ml
2000 mix 40 tablets
3000 mix 60 tablets
4000 mix 80 tablets
5000 mix 100 tablets
6000 mix 120 tablets
7000 mix 140 tablets
8000 mix 160 tablets
9000 mix 180 tablets
10000 mix 200 tablets

For Rates see the CHARTS:




How to make a Rooting GEL

When making a gel based solution, use one of many standard gel products from your horticultural supply.
You can also use corn starch from the food market.

Using Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts or Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets, mix in water to make a rooting solution at any concentration.
Then, add the powder or corn starch to the rooting solution until you get needed ‘gel peaks' or somewhat watery solution as needed. (When using corn starch, made the rooting solution using warm temperature, like what comes from a hot water heater. This will nake easier mixing.)

The resultant 'concentration' is defined as ‘parts per volume’. The rooting 'gel' will be higher volume than the original water based rooting solution.



For Distributor ordering or referral contact Master Distributor :Phytotronics, 314-770-0717, propagation/growing supplies: phytotronics.com   sales@phytotronics.com

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