Root Hormone and Inch Plant Cuttings
Experimenters: Dean Elefante and Jonathan Miller
Problem: How does cloning gel influence root growth of Tradescantia zebrina (Inch Plant) cuttings.
Hypothesis: Cuttings treated with cloning gel will result in a larger mass of new roots due to chemicals contained in the cloning gel which strengthen new roots.
Experimental Design: Two 1020 growing trays were filled with 6 liters of perlite. 40 cuttings (each approximately 6 cm in length) were taken from a mature Tradescantia zebrina. 20 cuttings were treated with cloning gel and 20 were left untreated. The cuttings were placed in perlite and kept moist under a humidity dome for approximately one month.
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