Clone City from r/GrowingMarijuana
Cloning Plants is a way to preserve or replicate the mother plant. There are families all over the world who have been preserving mother cannabis plants and taking clones for decades. When you find a particular phenotype that meets your exact needs, taking a clone might be a good idea. Or perhaps you only have one or two seeds. Making clones will allow you to mono crop or save the cuts for a future grow.
We put together some notes on a cloning method that has been used successfully. With a few household items and a cannabis plant in the vegetative state, you are on your way to cloning.
Get Started Cloning Plants
- Aloe Vera
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Rapid Rooter Plugs
- Clear Cups – Both Small and Large
After you have cleaned your trimmers with Isopropyl Alcohol, you can choose a branch to cut.
Dip the new cutting into the Aloe Vera gel and be sure to get the stem fully coated.
Place the cutting into the rapid rooter plug and then into your labeled, small clear cup.
Cannabis Plant Cloning – The Easy Way
Next, you add your medium (Coco Coir) to fill the small clear cup. Soak the cup so that the soil is saturated.
The last step is to take the large clear plastic cup and place it securely over the small cup/plant. If necessary, trim off any part of the leaves which will rub against the plastic. You want the large plastic cup to cover the cannabis clone and create a humidity dome. You can mist the inside of the large cup to add extra humidity or the dew will naturally occur in a couple days. Finally, you will need to place the clone under a light until it is fully rooted. Generally, you should see roots through the cup in 7 – 18 days.
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We hope you learned a thing or two about cloning plants and can benefit from this post. Taking clones is a really cool way to expand your gardening skills. Once you have harvested all the plants from your seed run, you can determine which ones are “keepers” and which ones should be culled. If you are looking for more information on cloning plants, take a look at our favorite cannabis growing forums.