Dynaroot hormone powder is used for the rapid stimulation of cuttings and has proven itself in many trials. Once the powder is applied auxins are absorbed, resulting in the stimulation of root formation.
Produces very good results when used to root cuttings. (Dynaroot #3 is for Hardwood cuttings) Works well when painted on the live cambium of yamadori/collected trees to promote rapid production of new roots. Used during laying, painted on the edge of the live cambium. Produces masses of roots.
How to use
Moisten the lower tip of the cutting and dip this into the powder. shake off the excess powder and plant in the chosen growing medium.
Clean the edges of the cut roots. Using a damp brush dipped into the powder paint it onto the green, living tissue. The powder should ideally be slightly pasty.
After removing the bark from below where roots are desired clean the cut with a sharp blade. You can put a zig zag pattern into the upper cut to increase the surface area from where roots can emerge. Paint Dynaroot #3 onto the edge all around the trunk or branch using a damp brush. The powder should be slightly pasty when applied for best results.
I was very nervous at first as this was my first time creating a bonsai seedling. I have never doubted the quality of products from Terry and this gave me the confidence i needed. I used the Dynaroot combined with the Akadama and within a few weeks my seedling started showing signs of new growth and root development.
I have had a high strike rate with cuttings from a number of common bonsai species, including maples, figs, elms, buddleja's, using Dynaroot. I will be trying it on air layers next. One bottle of Dynaroot goes a very long way.
I purchased this product a few months ago as I wanted to ground layer a Chinese elm. I used the drainage mesh method described in one of Bonsaitree's blog posts and the results have been amazing. I can see plenty of roots through the drainage mesh. I have also used Dynaroot 3 for some elm cuttings and they are looking promising. The powder sticks well and does not wash away very easily.
I acquired Dynaroot Powder with one of my purchases to try, as I found that the liquid rooting hormone was always running down my air layers etc. After reading the blog on the layer of the maple tree, and you using it, i gave it a bash and the powder works so much easier. Not only does it stay where I want it, I can see where it is, so no missing any spots. So far I only had great success with it. Thanks