Cloning 101

Cloning allows you to grow an exact copy of your plant by using the original plant roots. Here is a basic guide to cloning your plants.

What You'll Need...

 
Tray & Dome                             Light                         Growing Medium      
   
          1. On your plant look for a spot where there are branches growing out and a new top, and cut a little bit below that. Cut the branch away at a 45 degree angle. You want probably around 5-8 inches to cut for your new clone. 
          2. Now choose the growing medium you are going to use. There are Jiffy pellets, Rockwool, Rapid Rotter cubes, or loose soilless mix. Pre-soak which growing medium you prefer. Also choose which rooting hormone you prefer- powder or a gel. Give a light coating of either on the stem of your cut and insert it into the medium. 
      1. Arrange your "planted" cuttings in your tray and your dome. The dome will provide humidity and keep heat in. Under the tray it is preferable to put a heating mat. This will increase your chances of rooting. Make sure there is no water in the bottom of the tray.  
      2. On top of your dome you will want to put a propagation light. We recommend the T5HO Sunblaster 6400k light or even better, the 18" Clone LED from Quick Grow Supercenter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      3. Do Not Spray your cuttings. We are trying to get the clones to want to look for water, in order to do that they must grow roots to find it. If the humidity in the dome is too high they will have sufficient moisture to be able to survive without growing roots. After 5-7 days you will need to water the cuttings. You can remove each one and dunk them in water or you can water in tray, but remember to drain the excess water.                                                             
      4. Within 14 days you should have signs of new roots that signify you can transplant to a new container.

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