Propagators - Heated & Unheated
Maintain Perfect Humidity With Our Range of Heated & Unheated Propagators
Propagators help to provide a humid, enclosed environment in which to nurture cuttings until they become rooted clones. Our range of heated and unheated propagators come in two sizes and are perfect for clones, seedlings and young plants.
- Provides a humid environment for tender young plant, clones and seedlings
- Tough & strong plastic construction
- Clear plastic lid to allow light through
- Lid contains 2 adjustable ventilation holes
- Excellent value for money
- Heated and unheated options
- Two sizes to choose from - medium for up to 24 cuttings, large for up to 48 cuttings
Your choice of size of heated or unheated Propagator (choose your size and heating option above)
Medium Unheated & Heated Propagators - 38cm x 23cm x 18cm
Large Unheated & Heated Propagators - 52cm x 42cm x 26cm
Medium Heated Propagator - 8 Watts
Large Heated Propagator - 22 Watts
How Propagators work:
All our propagators consists of a deep bottom tray and a tall, clear plastic lid. The bottom can hold a tray of rooting-cubes into which fresh cuttings are placed. When the clear plastic lid is placed on the top, a humid environment is created which helps to prevent your cuttings from wilting and dying. 2 or 4 adjustable ventilation slots are provided on the top of the lid so that humidity can be reduced as the cuttings begin to root and to provide a limited supply of fresh air whenever necessary. Our medium unheated and heated propagators can be used for up to 24 cuttings, while our large heated propagator can be used for up to about 48 cuttings at a time.
If the root-zone gets cold then it can sometimes take a long time to get cuttings to root. When using in colder rooms, a heated propagator can be plugged in to a mains outlet which then powers a built in heater. The heater provides gentle warmth to the root-zone, helping your cuttings to root more quickly over unheated versions.
How to use a Propagator
Comprehensive instructions about how to take cuttings and using a propagator can be found in various places on the internet. Here is a short guide: Place a tray of your favourite moistened rooting cubes into the bottom tray of the propagator. Choose healthy shoots with thick stems from which to take your cuttings and make the last cut with a sharp, sterile scalpel.
Dip the end in a rooting gel such as Clonex and then place the end of the cutting into one of the rooting plugs. When you have finished taking your cuttings, put the lid on the propagator and move to a mild environment with a propagation light. Keep the rooting plugs moist and mist your cuttings 2-3 times a day. After a few days, gradually open up the ventilation slots on the lid to reduce humidity. If the room is cool or cold, your cuttings will usually root more quickly and reliably if you use a heated propagator, whcih is plugged into a mains outlet socket. This turns on the integral heater which provides gently warmth to the root-zone. When your cuttings have rooted through the plugs, they can then be placed in soil or a hydroponics system to grow.