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can you clone without rooting gel?

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by mazpot, Aug 30, 2009.


    mazpot Active Member

    Can I just put it in wet soil and spray the leaves every hour till it gets roots or do I need that rooting gel?

    Yackabus New Member


    mazpot Active Member

    That 5hit

    That 5hit Well-Known Member

    How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

    When starting a new plant from a stem cutting, the cutting will be more likely to form roots and create a new plant if a rooting hormone is used. While commercial rooting hormone can be used there are organic homemade versions that work as well. To make rooting hormone soak the yellow-tipped shoots of a weeping willow tree in water. A tea made from the bark of a willow tree is also effective. When using the shoots or bark soak them for 24 hours prior to using. Or cut some willow into 2-4 inch (50-100mm) pieces. (all willows produce natural rooting hormone). put cut willow into a pan and fill with water, covering all the pieces. heat on low heat, (but don't boil), for 2 hours. take off heat and leave to stand for 12 hours with lid on. the water should turn dark brown. strain water and throw branches. pour mixture into a cup or similar container, and just drop your cuttings in. leave cuttings in mixture for 12-24 hours to absorb hormones Indole-3-Butyric Acid. then plant cuttings into your medium. any unused hormone can be stored in your freezer for years (If you don't have access to willow, dissolve a few aspirins in a jar of water. Aspirin is made from willow bark, so it can have the same effect as the willow water.) Some people have success using honey as a rooting hormone. It is widely accepted that honey contains antibacterial as well as antifungal properties. The honey may allow the cutting to fend off attacks by bacteria and microbes in the soil while it develops roots, or, it may contain a property that acts as a rooting stimulate.
    (though not containing hormones) Remove the bottom leaves, leaving a few at the top. Proceed as with the leaf cutting In both instances cover the pot with a plastic bag or inverted glass jar. This will keep moisture from evaporating and keep the cutting from wilting. Keep in a warm location with diffused light but out of direct sunlight. When there is indications of growth after about 3 to 6 weeks, transplant the new emerging plant into a new pot of potting soil. Continue to keep a humid environment for about 2 more weeks until active growth begins.

    MyGTO2007 Well-Known Member

    I use Super plant tonic.....BMO, off E~Bay!!
    Roots in 4 to 7 days:clap::clap:


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