Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 73–76 | Cite as

Effect of rooting media and hormone concentrations on vegetative propagation of Balanites aegyptiaca

  • R. B. MukhtarEmail author
Original Paper


Vegetative propagation is widely used as a means of genotype preservation in clone banks and seed orchards but despite this, the possibility of vegetative propagation using hormones is not clear for many indigenous tree species, including Balanites aegyptiaca. This research is on the vegetative propagation of B. aegyptiaca as influenced by rooting media and growth hormones. Juvenile stem cuttings were obtained from 4 months old seedlings. Nodal stem cuttings 4–5 cm long from 3–5 mm diameter stems were treated with indole-3-butyric acid or indole-3-acetic acid at 50, 100 and 150 mg/L and sown in three different rooting media: top soil, river sand, and sawdust. The results reveal a significant effect (p < 0.05) of rooting media and growth hormones on B. aegyptiaca cuttings. B. aegyptiaca can be propagated vegitatively without the use of hormones. The control was recommended for vegetative propagation of B. aegyptiaca.


Rooting media Growth hormones B. aegyptiaca Stem cuttings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Faculty of AgricultureBayero UniversityKanoNigeria

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