Willow Tea as a Rooting Hormone: Willow bark contains natural plant growth hormones & thus is a FREE easy to make rooting hormone used to propagate plant cuttings. How to make Willow Tea: Collect young twigs/stems of any of willow species with green or yellow bark. Remove all leaves. Cut the twigs into short pieces about 1", & place them in a heatproof container. Cover the cut stems with boiling water, just as you would when brewing tea. Allow the willow and water to steep overnight. Gardens Fun, Gardens Inspiration, Roots Hormone, Propagating Plants, Gardens Helpers, Gardens Propagating, Plants Propagating, Gardens Delight, Willow Teas
Home-made rooting hormone. Willow trees contain a lot of natural rooting hormone. To make it cut 15 to 20 thin twigs (any variety of willow tree). Place the twigs in a bucket, top with water, cover with lid. Let this sit for at least 24 hours then strain out the twigs. Alternately, you can put them in a pot of water and bring to boil. Let steep for 1 hour before use. Place cuttings in the water solution a day before potting. Can be refrigerated for up to one month.