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Making Marijuana Clones Is Easy

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How To Make Marijuana Clones

A rooting machine makes it much easier to root cuttings, but doing the process manually isn’t really that difficult either. All you have to do is trim healthy cuttings (usually between 6 and 8 inches or 15 to 20 centimeters) from healthy plants. Make sure to clip off most of the leaves, but leave the top ones intact.

Dip each cutting in rooting gel or powder and then place it in planting mix, sterile soil, rock wool, or Oasis cubes. The ideal temperature is around 72-75*F (22-24*C). The roots should start showing up in 8-12 days. If you aren’t rooting that many clones, you could try rooting them in water.

To maintain sterility, increase oxygen in the water, and promote rooting, create a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide (3%) with 5 parts water. At first, provide the cuttings with 10 Watts of cool, white fluorescent light per square foot. Make sure that the clones are kept in a place with 65% humidity or higher. You can maintain adequate humidity with a dome or cover, but remember to remove the covers after 5 or 6 days. Still, try to keep them in high humidity even after you’ve removed the covers. Want to know more about growing marijuana? Get a free guide about growing marijuana at this link here.

Once five days have passed, add some flowering formula fertilizer at 25% strength. Then, increase the intensity of the light to 20 Watts per square foot. During the following ten days, increase the potency of the nutrients by adding some grow formula. You should be able to see the roots within two weeks of the beginning.

Certain varieties will root more easily or in a much shorter time than others.

Algae can clog up clones that are growing in water. This will prevent the clones from growing adequately. To avoid this, try using a dark-colored, opaque container to hold the water as it will deter algae growth.

Is it possible to take cuttings from a flowering plant? What about a ripe plant?

Solution: All flowering plants, including ripe ones, can be cloned. If feasible, use a cutting from a shaded area so that the bud won’t be as developed as non-shaded buds. Stems that are woody should be avoided when choosing clones. That’s because harder stems make it harder for clones to root. Flower offal should be trimmed thoroughly, but you should leave green leaves on the cutting. Set the cutting in whatever medium you’ve decided to use, and keep the light as long as it’s there. Then, the cutting will start to root and the new upper growth will be vegetative instead of just flowers.

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  • reefer

    cut at a node(where leaf petioles join the main stem) then theres 3 cut ends to root from not one. do this and root in healthy soil and it can be done without the rooting hormone!(one less chemical)

  • Ron

    I was informed that you shouldn’t clone auto-flowering strains. I’ve ordered some Lowryder 2 strains ((AF) and would like to hear if anyone has any advice on cloning them. I guess it would be no great effort to try some cloning just to see what happens.

    Also, I’ve read that you can use honey instead of the rooting hormone chemicals. I’m trying it with a rue cutting and it seems quite healthy after 5 days. Finally, you can simply put the cutting in a small container and cover with a fairly airtight plastic bag (produce for example) instead of a fancy dome, but make sure the bag doesn’t touch the leaves.

    • reefer

      think about it, Ron, an autoflowering cutting will flower a certain amount of time from when the original seed was planted, so any cuttings will automaticly flower before they have a chance to grow a healthy root system, let alone grow any bigger. i wish these seed companies had more scruples about diluting our quality genetics with ruderalis genetics i think theyre the reason alot of dispensary bud just doesnt live up to the rep any given strain may have.(jack herer is bomb, but I’ve seen shitty JH in San Fran dispensaries wonder if they just leave the “auto” out of the name)

      • Doc Deadhead

        Get a few regular seeds of the auto strain as well as feminized. Breed a few of the regos and produce all the no cost seed for next year. simple.

    • heroinpatriot

      I’ve tried using honey and a couple other homemade things and they never worked . I like to double up gel / powder and that combo works to root I’d say 80% of the time like 8 out of 10 root. I would suggest skipping the honey go with clonex gel and any kind of powder

  • painkills2

    Clones, good or bad?

  • reefer

    Umm, were not talking dolly the sheep here. There technically cuttings, not clones.

    • painkills2

      I know, just having some fun, kay?

  • Brion Eduardo

    A tea made from weeping willow bark contains natural rooting hormones. Works best when used in conjunction with rooting gels/powders, but can also work when used alone.

    • reefer

      thanx, man. that shit will also work for a headache, as it contains salicylic acid(asprin)