Cannabis/ Marijuana Cloning Techniques 09/27/2016


Cannabis/ Marijuana Cloning (for educational purposes and where legal)

Cannabis cloning is a great way to save genetics from a mother plant or to make a large number of plants quickly. Clones are taken by cutting a healthy growing branch about 1 centimeter from a node at a 45 degree angle. After cutting, dip the clone in a hormonal rooting gel and insert into a sterile moist rock-wool cube. Next, place the clone in a small pot under a low amount of light (CFLs, T5’s and LED’s work great) for about 4-10 days until they shoot new roots out of the cube. Plant immediately after roots show to prevent them from drying or rotting. A humidity dome is recommended to increase moisture availability while roots are forming.

 

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What You Will Need

  • A “mother” plant to take cuttings from
  • Sharp pair of scissors or a razor blade
  • Rockwool cubes or other rooting medium
  • Cloning gel (or powder)
  • Low wattage grow lights – CFLs work great, other grow lights can be used if kept further away, or sunlight will also do the trick
  • (Optional) Aeroponic Cloning Machine OR
    Standard Humidity Dome (7″ Vented Dome & Tray)
  • (Optional) Heating Mat

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Take about a 4-5 inch healthy growing branch and cut it off at a 45 degree angle, after this you should strip any small leaves off of the branch leaving just the top few large leaves.

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Quickly dip the cut tip into rooting gel or powder and then gently push into your rockwool cube or other rooting medium.

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Cover with a humidity dome (optional) and place under blue spectrum florescent lights. Make sure that your rooting medium stays moist but not wet for 5-10 days or until there are visible new roots poking about, then its time to transplant into your soil or hydro containers.

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