Use Cinnamon as Rooting Hormone

Last Updated on November 10, 2022 by Stephanie

Cinnamon offers a myriad of benefits for plants, such as its natural antifungal and antibacterial properties.

It is possible to use cinnamon to grow and propagate plants in soil or water to encourage healthy root development.

For use as a rooting hormone begin by crushing freshly cut cinnamon into a powder in order to ensure that they stick with the stems. Cut the stems bottom at an angle of 45 degrees and then put the stems in cinnamon in a way that they form an inch of cinnamon on the top.

In this article Ill go over the step-by-step procedure of using cinnamon as an endocrine to root. Enjoy!

Blend fresh Cinnamon sticks into Powder

It is possible to use pre-ground spice, however make sure that it is smooth and fine. Dont forget to verify the ingredients to ensure that no additives are getting into the stems.

A lot of companies make use of sugar to thicken the flavor of cinnamon and can cause negative consequences for the plants.

Make use of a mortar and pestle to create the perfect consistency of cinnamon. Fresh cinnamon sticks do not contain any other spices as they are in ready-to-use bottles and jars.

Make it as smooth and fine as powdered sugar. Then start preparing the stems of your plant.

Cut the Stems to a 45-Degree Angle and Trim Them

Cutting the stems of your plant will let them absorb all the cinnamon and water nearby.

A straight cut is acceptable however cutting your stems at a 45 degree angle will allow for the most absorbent stem. Make sure to use cutting tools that are sharp or Exacto knife to cut the stems in order to ensure that the edges are not uneven.

After youve cut the stems to the ideal angle Follow these steps:

  1. Take every flower or budding bloom off the plants. Flowers require a lot of energy and nutrients of the plants, taking off some needed attention from the root.
  2. Remove all leaves that may sink into the soil or water. Theyre also not the most effective for creating an environment that is healthy for the roots. Cut the flowers and leaves in the bottom close to the stem in order to stop further growth.
  3. Get rid of dead leaves and other extension. The plant naturally tries to revive these limbs which takes nutrients away from the root. The nutrients, water, and even cinnamon could concentrate on the growth of roots instead of bringing back leaves.

Cutting your plants prior to making the addition of cinnamon an essential and essential step.

If you dont, the plant could not ever develop roots. Ive observed that plants grow quicker when they have less branches to concentrate on!

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Submerge the Cinnamon-Coated Stem Halfway in Water

If youre using honey, youll need to immerse the stem in water until it is about halfway across the stem. Make sure that none of the branches are submerged.

Make sure you use a container that is enclosed for the water. Then, place it near the window or on the outside to get the most sunshine.

Remember these suggestions:

  • The stems should be submerged gradually. It is not advisable to tear the cinnamon off or mix it with the water. The aim is to retain as much at the tip on the stem you can.
  • It is possible to purify the water by using a filter that will prevent chlorine and other chemicals found within tap water from getting into the root. This will dramatically increase the growth of the root.

Consider Adding Honey to Hold the Cinnamon

Honey is an essential component of cinnamons use to act as an endocrine to many people. Ive had success using honey since it is a double-edged weapon as an agent of bonding and a natural nutritional booster.

How do you make use of honey and cinnamon to help grow plants?

Honey Holds Cinnamon to the Exposed Stem

Dip the base into the water with cinnamon and ensure it stays attached to the stem. If you wish to stop that the spice from peeling off after placing it in the pool of water, soak it into honey prior to the cinnamon.

Honey is dense that holds cinnamon up to the stem, without spilling or squeezing.

Honey Provides Antibacterial Properties and Nutrients

Honey is a rich source of plenty of nutrients to be worth it. A variety of minerals makes honey the ideal addition to your stems coated with cinnamon. You dont have to worry about spiders, fungus flies and other insects, as well. (Source)

Take note of the stems: Dip them in half an centimeter of cinnamon. It is possible to dip them straight into the jar, or put a heap of cinnamon onto a paper towel and then roll the tips of the stems in the cinnamon.

Dip the Roots in Cinnamon Powder and Plant Them in the Soil

Make sure the roots are growing about an inch before taking the plant out of the water. Carefully scrub your sugar (and honey, as appropriate) off of the roots and stems.

After this, you are able to move the plant that you have propagated to pots or the ground. But, I love making sure to soak the roots in cinnamon and water prior to the transfer.

This prevents the growth of bacteria and fungus on the root.

The rest of the growing process is the same. Make use of your preferred fertilizer and ensure that you provide sufficient sunlight and water to the plant.

Use Cinnamon as an Antifungal Agent

Cinnamon aids plants in growing by preventing root infections and rot. However, it does not contain hormones that help grow stems. It just speeds up the growth process by stopping external influences from causing problems.

Sprinkle cinnamon over the soil to keep insects from getting close to your plants.

Its completely safe to mix cinnamon with other products from the store and natural hormones for rooting, so long as they come into contact with the visible portion of the root.

If youre interested in learning more about the benefits of cinnamon to help plants, check out my another article here..

Key Takeaways

If youve learned how to properly make use of cinnamon to protect the development of your plants and stop them from developing bacteria or fungus and have healthy, vibrant roots.

Keep in mind that you can mix other root hormones and cinnamon, since its mostly an antioxidant and not a growth ingredient.



Went from an inexperienced gardener to a half-decent one over 10+ years. I cover anything from general indoor plant guides and lawn care, to succulents and flowers. Super happy to share my tips and tricks with you :)