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    superthrive for propagation of neps

    Hi,

    In last year I often added superthrive in the water for misting my neps. During those days (about half a year), most of my neps grew side-shootings or basal shootings.

    In this year, I stopped using superthrive. Just wanted to see whether my neps could continue to put side-shootings or basal shootings. But strangely, none of them put shootings.

    Of course, I cannot draw conclusions about the function of superthrive. So, I want to ask you guys. Do anybody have similar experience?

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    I got two plants who had been beheaded by the vendor at some point prior to shipping and they didn't do much of anything for some time. So I misted the stems with a Superthrive solution a few times (waiting a week or so inbetween mistings) and they both finally poked out new nodes. They apparently didn't like the cool HL conditions cos they just sat there with their nodes hanging out, so I moved them to warm temps. Now they are finally starting to grow about 3-4 months after receiving them. In my Superthrive solution or fertilizer solution I only use one or two drops per gallon.

    I generally only use Superthrive when I'm making Nepenthes cuttings measured out at a capful per gallon of Distilled water. I mix up the solution and soak my 2 node vine segments in it for about 15-20 minutes so the stems and half leaves get good and hydrated with water and hormones before potting up.

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    I have found Superthrive to be useful in transferring to composts seedlings grown aseptically in TC media and have minimized losses from transplant shock. That is largely associated to the B vitamins in the solution and not the asinine list of superlatives on its label. So, does it promote "wellness" or "goodness?" and bring lasting peace to the former Eastern bloc? I have also used it for cuttings on a few occasions but could not decide whether there had been any improvement, since mine generally take . . .
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    does http://www.hb-101.com/ works similarly? i am using it currently for less than 2 months, mainly soaking barerooted plants on water with those and watering plants with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astarift View Post
    does http://www.hb-101.com/ works similarly? i am using it currently for less than 2 months, mainly soaking barerooted plants on water with those and watering plants with it
    Judging from the same far-fetched unsupportable claims, I'd say so -- since it supposedly contains B vitamins . . .
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    Yeah, I have the same amount of successes with a product called Hormex which claims the same things as Superthrive but not in quite as snake-oil salesman of a way (full of B-1 and other growth hormones). I've also had about the same amount of success just soaking the cuttings in plain water when I don't have anything. LOL

    The one thing I've used that didn't make good Nep cuttings for me was the Rootone powder. I never had such awful strike rates as the year I did all my cuttings with Rootone. I wound up with maybe a dozen plants out of 100+ cuttings using that stuff.

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    Hmmmm....maybe I should try that on my "beheaded" plant that I received a few months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    The one thing I've used that didn't make good Nep cuttings for me was the Rootone powder. I never had such awful strike rates as the year I did all my cuttings with Rootone. I wound up with maybe a dozen plants out of 100+ cuttings using that stuff.
    I have had nothing but success with Rootone over the years -- far more consistently than Clonex or any of the other gels . . .
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