New Zealand Made Cloning Paste
Promote new growth on your favourite house plants using Urban Botanist Cloning Paste. Locally made in Auckland, New Zealand.
How Urban Botanist Cloning Paste Works
The natural lanolin base infused with plant hormones tricks your house plants into producing new shoots when applied to dormant buds.
Commonly used in tissue culture, the active ingredient in the cloning paste 'cytokinin' promotes cell division and shoot proliferation.
Propagation - Speed up new growth on a new cutting by applying cloning paste to the dormant bud after it has rooted. Especially handy for cuttings with the growth tip removed. The mother plant can also be forced to produce new shoots faster.
This process will happen naturally after apical dominance is released, but can be sped up with the application of cloning paste. Some plants see new growth after one week.
Bushier plants - Cloning paste can be a great solution to avoid topping your indoor plants to produce lateral branching. Results vary depending on plant species, how prolific the plant grows, environmental factors and seasons (spring and summer will bring the best results)
Find the Dormant Bud
For the majority of house plants, the dormant bud is going to be located at each node. You may need to prune off a leaf and/or peel off the bract on the stem to reveal the bud underneath.
Apply the Cloning Paste
A little bit of paste goes a long way! The hormones are very powerful in small doses. Wear protective gloves to avoid contact with skin. Use a toothpick or cotton bud and apply the paste onto the dormant bud.
A Word of Caution
Make sure you don't apply the cloning paste to more than three dormant buds on each plant. This will take up too much energy and slow the growth of your plant down.
Avoid contact with skin, wash skin thoroughly if contact occurs (you don't want to grow an extra limb), if poisoned, call a poison centre. Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in a cool place away from sun.