Propagators / Propagation Kits
A propagator is an essential tool for getting cuttings to strike root!
When you take a cutting from a plant it doesn't have roots to take up water but the leaves can still photosynthesise and loose moisture. This causes the cutting to wilt and die before being able to strike root and take water on-board.
A propagator keeps the humidity up to 100% stopping the leaves from transpiring and trapping the moisture inside the plant and allowing it to stay healthy until roots grow.
If you already have access to healthy plants that display desirable characteristics it is possible to clone new plants from them. These new plants will be genetically identical to the mother plant and, provided that the environmental conditions are constant, the new plants should perform exactly as their parent did. Seeds are not genetically the same as the parent plant, therefore growing results may vary.
At Norfolk Lights & Hydroponics Centre we have a range of propagators and Propagation Kits from budget for beginners to the aeroponic systems that serious growers would like to consider, to help achieve maximum capabilities in whichever genotype plant use choose to grow.