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How old does a plant need to be to clone

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by Stltoed, Nov 8, 2017.


    Stltoed Well-Known Member

    I germinated some seeds. I wanted 8, ended up with 3. No problem I thought... I'll grow the three and and pull clones to make up the difference. My question is; how old do the 3 need to be to take cuttings?
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    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    theres no rule but its easier to handle a 6 week old plant than a 2 week one. older ones dont mind being abused as much.
    when theres 6 or so branches with several new meristems on it you'll be golden.
    cut the stem at the stalk, scalpel preferred, clean blade, I use a small cutting board. final cut near new growth and scrape a bt to expose the cambium layer, dip in clonex and into a moist cup of pro mix/rooting cube etc. water in lightly mist , dome for a day, uncover and dont water till you see roots coming out. thats what I do for a 99% success.

    Stltoed Well-Known Member

    I use Rockwool in my system. So Ph the starter cube insert the stem and don't water it, just keep it moist?

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    ah..I remember rockwool. I liked it, wished it would burn when finished though....
    yes soak cube, gently squeeze excess water, insert stem and dome in a warmer/not cooler area.
    you can mist once clone once but I wouldnt do it again. I dont know your space but if you keep the cube in a cup
    in a tray you should see roots before you need to water. But if the cube feels dry pour a shot of water over it, and not again till its dry.
    if its moist on the outside its wet inside. hope that helps

    Stltoed Well-Known Member

    Here is my rig and future plants

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    ruwtz Well-Known Member

    Another post that shouldn't be in advanced. :clap:

    I'm not just being a curmudgeon; some of us come here to read new info / advanced techniques / quality research so its a real bore to have to sift through stuff like this.

    Sorry OP, i'm having a bad day :blsmoke:
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    gribniff Member

    Best to wait till the plant is mature, ie asymmetrical growth.

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