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Chemical Action and Usages: This product is a rooting hormone/root growth stimulator in a powdered form used for the promotion of early and vigorous roots on cuttings of certain herbaceous perennials, shrubs, vines and trees. The active ingredient is indolebutyric acid (IBA) which is a synthetic rooting chemical that is widely used because it promotes root development in a wide variety of plants without being toxic to the plant. This product also contains a fungicide (Thiram) to deter damp-off and rot while the cutting is in the rooting process. This product is not to be confused with root stimulators which are used in watering solutions for plants that already are rooted and are being transplanted.
Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully and apply the product according to the directions on the label. Best results are obtained by dipping the cutting into the rooting powder, tapping off the excess and placing the cuttings into the rooting medium. This product will not be effective when trying to root a cutting in water.
Toxicity: This product may cause eye irritation and prolonged contact can cause skin irritation. Inhalation of dust may cause upper respiratory tract irritation.