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Use cinnamon as a substitute for rooting hormone. It also kills fungus and bacteria at the same time. I will never buy Rootone again : ) - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins
cinnamon in gardening (this says you can use cinnamon in place of root hormone powder-- hmm)
Honey as rooting hormone for plant cuttings... 1 Tbsp honey and 2 cups boiling water. let it cool. Dip cuttings in before planting..substance will be good for 2 weeks. Other good rooting hormone is cinnamon spice. Works well for cuttings also. Much cheaper than the rooting hormone they sell at the plant nurseries.
Dip Plant Stems and Cuttings in Cinnamon Before Planting to Prevent Fungal Infection - makes a great substitute for most store-bought rooting hormone.