Rooting potentials of Ceiba petandra L. Gaertn stem cuttings in different medium and root growth stimulator
This study was conducted to evaluate the effort toward asexual propagation by stem cuttings in response to various root growth regulators and sowing media as alternative way for seedling production. Stems of C. Pentandra were carefully cut into three nodes size with surgical blade, the stems were quick-deep into the prepared solutions of Indole-3-Butyric Acid IBA, honey and coconut water attwo concentrations of 100 % and 50%with the control and sown into different sowing media (top soil, decomposed sawdust and river sand) in an equal moderately sized plastic sieves. Ten weeks after sowing, the results revealed that river sand medium had the highest number of leaves, root length, shoot length and number of roots at 1.07, 0.98, 1.26 and 1.28 respectively. The result also showed that coconut water performed better when compared with other root growth stimulators. This research study reveals that both river sand and coconut water irrespective of their concentrations performed excellently in stem cutting propagation of ceiba petandra seedlings.