Cloning 101 with Guerilla Grow Hydroponics
There are several benefits to growing with cannabis clones. Using a clone speeds up the cultivation process by several weeks compared to growing from seeds. It’s also a great way to ensure you’re working with superior genetics from a trustworthy source.
The first thing to do is to have the right supplies to encourage rooting:
Then choose a rooting medium and setup.
Common rooting mediums include:
After cutting the clone off the mother plant put it into a medium such as a rooting cube and treat it with a hormone to encourage root growth. When cutting off the mother plant, make sure to cut above the node, then use a razor to cut the bottom of the clone at a 45-degree angle to the branch and trim the leaves. Cutting at the 45-degree angle will increase the rooting surface area and help the root grow faster.
You have a couple of options when it comes to the next step.
1) You can use a tray, a tray-cell insert, or a dome with a heat mat for cloning with cubes.
2) Auto cloners are another less labor-intensive method. These machines spray the bottoms of your cuttings with nutrient water at set intervals to encourage root growth.
Check out some of our recommendations:
EZ Clone 64 Low Pro System White
TurboKlone Elite 144 Klone Machine
TurboKlone T48 Klone Machine w/ Humidity Dome
It’s essential to keep in mind that no matter which method you choose. Clones need lots of light (at least 18hrs. per day) in addition to humidity to survive.
Providing the ideal environment for your clones is essential.
Immediately place your fresh cutting into a rooting hormone and put it into a rooting cube. If you’re using an auto-cloner, put a collar around it and add the rooting hormone to the auto-cloner itself.
Not sure which cloning solution is right for you? We’ve got a few suggestions:
Now that you’ve got your clones settled in make sure to check and see if they have enough water daily. If you need to increase humidity, spray water on the leaves using a spray bottle.
Typically clones will be ready to transplant into the soil in 10-14 days.
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