Rooting response of eugenia stems cutting to different growing condition
Ronie A Españo, Jayson S Suhayon
Eugenia plants is equatorial, evergreen, indigenous shrub which found anywhere in the Philippines. A research was conducted to determine the best growing condition that will favor the rooting of Eugenia stem cuttings. The study was laid in a 2x4 factorial in Completely Randomized Design. Treatments consisted of the following: Factor A was stages of Eugenia cuttings categorized into, A1 – Young cuttings; A2 – Mature cuttings, Factor B deal with the Growing Conditions; B1 – Polyethylene bag (PEB) without cover (control), B2 – Polyethylene bag (PEB) with transparent plastic cover, B3 – Polyethylene bag (PEB) with Black plastic cover, B4 – Rooting chamber with transparent plastic cover. The findings of the study indicated that both stages of Eugenia cuttings whether young or mature, as well as the different growing conditions did not significantly affect the rooting response in terms of the rooting percentage, number and length of roots, and percentage survival within 45 days after planting of Eugenia stem cuttings. The young and/or mature stem cuttings can be used as planting materials which can be grown in any growing conditions except in black plastic cover.