IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
H. Aminah, M. S. Ahmad Fauzi, H. Tariq Mubarak & M. Hamzah
An experiment on Tinospora crispa cuttings using three cutting lengths, two hormone treatments and control (without hormone) was carried out in the nursery of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). The length of cutting used was: 7.5 cm, 15 cm and 22.5 cm. The base of each cutting was treated with two types of powdered hormones: 1) Seradix 1 (0.1% indole butyric acid-IBA), 2) Seradix 2 (0.3% IBA) and 3) control (without hormone). These cuttings were planted in cleaned river sand medium in a non mist propagation system. Results twelve weeks after planting showed that cuttings of 22.5 cm length produced significantly higher rooting (81%) than the other two length (59% and 38%). Similar results were obtained with the number of roots where 22.5 cm length had significantly most number of roots (1.9) compared to the other two lengths (1.3 and 1.2). This experiment showed that Tinospora crispa can be propagated by cuttings as an alternative source of planting materials for domestication purposes.