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2021, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Aloe vera gel and rooting of fever tea (Lippia javanica)


Author(s): Tatenda Chiyedza Zhakata and Mtaita Tuarira Abduel

Abstract: Fever tea (Lippia javanica) has gained popularity and harvested and harvested at an alarming rate because of its healing properties. The present study was conducted to identify the effect of different Aloe vera gel concentrations on root formation. Different aloe vera gel concentrations were used; 100%, 75% 25% and 0%. A completely randomized design was used and the six (6) treatments were replicated five times. Results were collected on days 5, 10, 15 and 20 on the number of cuttings that had formed shoots, the number of cuttings that had developed roots and the survival rate of the cuttings from the ones that had rooted and the ones that had formed shoots. It was concluded that there was no significant difference in rooting (p<0.05) for the different treatments. Numerically at day 20 and 75% aloe vera gel treatment had a higher rooting percentage as compared to the other 5 treatments. The influence of rooting treatment was significant (p<0.05) for the shooting percentage of fever tea cuttings. The number of cuttings that formed shoots increased as the days progressed. The highest number of cuttings that formed shoots were those treated with Seradix No 2. However, they did not differ significantly (p>0.05) with cuttings treated with 100% aloe vera gel. Therefore, aloe vera gel can be used to induce rooting and shooting properties.

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International Journal of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
How to cite this article:
Tatenda Chiyedza Zhakata, Mtaita Tuarira Abduel. Aloe vera gel and rooting of fever tea (Lippia javanica). Int J Plant Pathol Microbiol 2021;1(2):53-56.
International Journal of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
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