We’re over the moon our Hydropod Cuttings Propagator has been featured on BBC’s Gardeners' World. Watch this short video to see our Hydropod in action and see some fabulous progress after just 2 weeks!
Jonathan Hogarth, who holds the national collection of small hostas grown from cuttings (251 small and miniature), appears in the video alongside our Hydropod Cuttings Propagator. He had previously split Hosta plants but his results were unsuccessful. However, upon using the Hydropod, he said "the results are wonderful!"
Jonathan showed his national collection of small hostas at The Chelsea Flower Show for the first time this year and won the 'Silver Gilt Award'.
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There’s nothing more rewarding than growing plants from cuttings and it's a great way to cost-effectively re-stock your garden with your favourite plants.
The Hydropod cuttings propagator increases cuttings propagation success rates and speeds up cuttings propagation by getting the moisture balance right for you, preventing damping-off and mould.
Simply take your cuttings and place them in the sponge discs in the Hydropod, then add water. A constant mist will be sprayed over the base of your cuttings to maintain perfect moisture levels without water-logging. Thanks to the Hydropod's clever reservoir, your cuttings will be watered for up to 7 days, so you won’t be worrying about wilted cuttings!
A plant cutting loses water through its leaves but has no root system by which it can absorb water. It can take up a small amount through its base. In our Hydropod Propagator cuttings are regularly misted; this mist lowers the leaf temperature, creates a humid atmosphere and reduces the amount of water lost from the leaves. So cuttings are kept moist but without ever becoming water-logged (water-logging leads to rotting and mould).
The constant spray of water and nutrients around the base of the plants has the added advantage of encouraging the roots to ‘grow-out’ quickly to access the water and nutrients.
The lid retains warmth and the optional heater maintains an even temperature so that you don't lose plants to low temperatures. The vent in the lid enables you to lower the humidity as the cuttings grow.
Need some help with your cuttings or deciding on a propagator? Our Gardening Angels are always on hand to offer friendly advice. Pop us over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.