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Root Riot


how root riot cubes work 

Consistently out-performs alternative growing media
Root Riot cubes are made from organic materials and are peat free. Fully biodegradable, inoculated with micro-nutrients and beneficial rooting fungi. The cubes have been created to maintain the perfect air to water capacity required for healthy roots.

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Root riot cubes are supplied already moist – if they have become dry to touch, simply re-wet by placing them in a bowl of tepid water for several hours. Place back in the tray and allow to drain fully before use. The cubes should be spongy and moist – not saturated. Unused cubes should be wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent drying.
Ideally the cubes should be at room temperature. If stored in the cold, bring them into the growing area beforehand and allow them to adjust to the warmer temperature.
These organic cubes already contain micronutrients, so nutrient need not be added at this stage.

Select Cutting Material – most species are best propagated from fleshy softwood tips. Prepare the material by cutting diagonally below a node or stem swelling. Remove all but a couple of leaves; large leaves should be cut in half to reduce water loss.

Apply Rooting Gel – dip the cut end into Clonex Rooting Gel and then place gently into the pre-formed hole in the top of the cube. If the hole is too big for the stem, simply make a smaller hole next to it with a pointed instrument. Do not force the cutting in, insert it just far enough to support it.

Top Tip
Do not place the stem of the cutting into the Clonex bottle. Pour a little of the Clonex into another small container to avoid the chance of contaminating the gel. Discard surplus gel after use.

Add Heat & Humidity – Mist cuttings with tepid water and cover the tray with a clear lid or plastic bag to increase humidity. Maintain this humidity with regular misting. If possible, bottom heat is advisable – a heated propagator or heat mat is ideal although a warm windowsill may be sufficient.

Check Root Growth - by carefully picking up the cube from the tray. Do not pull out by the young plant; this will damage the delicate roots that are trying to form.
Plant The Seeds – simply pop one or two seeds into the hole of the cube.

Top Tip
Soak the seeds in a bowl of tepid water for several hours before planting.

Cover The Seeds – gently tease the corner off the cube and pop in the top to cover the seeds.

Apply Heat – put the tray in a warm place until germination.

Provide Light - once seeds have germinated, give them plenty of light.
Keep an eye on the moisture in the cubes, especially in warm conditions which will speed drying out. Ideally moisture should just come to the surface when squeezed. If not, gently water the cubes and then drain well. Be careful not to waterlog - this would encourage mould growth and suffocate the roots.

When roots are visible, the new plant is ready to be potted on or planted out. Cubes can also now be transferred in to any growing system – the top of the cube should be just below the surface once planted.

Top Tip
Remember to gradually harden off your plants if planting outside. Keep well watered until established and feed once a week with concentrated plant nutrient at the recommended rate on the bottle.


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