The use of sucrose and indole-3-butyric acid for increasing quantity of root and acclimatization of ant plant (Myrmecodia pendans)

I.A. Rineksane, I. Luthfi, G. Supangkat
2018 Acta Horticulturae  
Ahstmct Ant plant {I{yrmecodia pendans) is an epiphytic with cavity-bulging Funks inhabited by a colony of ants. Ttis plant is widely used as raw material for nahrral medicines, which effect in its massive exploitatior. In viEo culture becomes one of tfie ant plant preseriration efforts. The research aimed to determine the effect of sucrose and indole-3-butyric acid in impmving thc quantity of roots and on the success ofant plant plandets acclimatization This research was done in 2 stages,
more » ... y increasing tLe quartity of roots ard acclimatization of ant plant plantlets. Each step was performed using single factor experiment arranged in a randomized complete block design, The treaunents tested were the addition of sucrose (3O and 40 g L'1) and indole-3-butyric acid (0, 0,5 and 1 mg L'1, whereas the acclimatization stage was made the same in aII treatments. Each treahent was rrpeated 5 dmes. Pammeters observed in step one were the percentage of Iive plantlets, the accretion of plantlets height the accretion of root number; tte accretion of shoot numbex, the perceltage of contaminated plaatlets and the percentage of broming plantlets, Parameters observed in acdimatization stage were the percentage of lfue plantle6 the accretion of root number and the percentage of dead planflets The result showed that the addition of sucmse and indole-3-butyric acid gave insignificant effect on increasing the quantity of ant plalt planuets roots. The best treautrent for acclimatization of ant plant plandets rd'as tte addition of sucrose 40 g L'l + indole-3-butyric acid 0.5 mg L-l with the accretion of root number ie" 7.2 roots for each plantlet IGywords: Myrmecodia pendans, sucrose, indole-3-butyric acid, root quantity, acclimatization
doi:10.17660/actahortic.2018.1205.91 fatcat:sbya2dwnnfamloqbaesqfxgq74