Cloning Tips.

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    Omgirl33

    Omgirl33 Member

    I've had my Deadhead OG Kush in veg state for about 2 weeks. She was sick when I got her but wow she has pushed through and become healthy and resilient. I am wanting to clone her soon. Any tips? I have never cloned in my life and she looks a little different from my other OGs that I am growing.

    First pic was from 2 weeks ago.


    Second pic is from last night.


    Thanks in advance :clap:

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    tpsmc

    tpsmc Active Member

    Get some clonex, rapid rooters, a heat mat, humidity dome, propagation trays, razor blades, some vitamin B2, hydrogen peroxide, a 24" single floro light, timer, a spray bottle, and a light stand.
    some hints/tricks, I always cut at 45 degree angle under water, I find 2 nodes very close to each other and cut just below the lowest of the pair. You want to have 2 - 4 sets of leaves, if you go 4 it helps to trim the leaves so they do not transpire as much moisture. I then use a razor to scrape up the outer stem around these nodes. The idea is to damage the cells around these nodes, not sure why but it seems to help roots grow where you scrape. Then dunk the stem in clonex and place in rapid rooter. Place it in a propagation tray filled with enough water so just the very bottom of the rapid rooters are wet. Add a small amount of vitamin B2 and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Place the humidity dome on top and stick them under 18 hours of light. Make sure the heating mat is on 24/7. Mist plants daily with plain water, keep tray topped off so just the bottom of the rooters are touching the water. Replace the water after 5 days with same mixture. After 10 days you should have rooted clones. With this method I have a 100% success rate.
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    smokinrav

    smokinrav Well-Known Member



    lol, or you could stick it in a cup of water...

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    moash

    moash New Member

    [video=youtube;h_9sRicIDK8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_9sRicIDK8[/video]
    the only thing that this guy dont show is dipping the cutting in water as soon as you cut to prevent air embolisms
    and also cut the leaves in half to reduce transpiration
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    tpsmc

    tpsmc Active Member

    yeah that works too :-)
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    smallclosetgrowr

    smallclosetgrowr Well-Known Member

    use rooting powder, its better then rooting gel imo
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    tpsmc

    tpsmc Active Member

    The guy makes a video on how to clone and says clone gel doesn't work well and he cant find his razor.... This guy should not be making videos on how to do anything.
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    grapeoptimo

    grapeoptimo Well-Known Member

    starter plugs work great for me. I take a cuttings put them in a quart of water mixed with a tablespoon of b1 for 30 minutes then staight into starterplugs which are way better than rockwool imo..I set up a hempy bucket kind of ghetto system. its cheap and works great. once they root you can either put them in soil or hydro with virtually no shock.
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    Omgirl33

    Omgirl33 Member

    Thanks for the tips, I actually purchased a nice propagation kit with a humidity dome, mat, rapid rooter, came with clonex and the dude hooked me up with a sample of super thrive and roots excelurator. How tall does an indica plant need to be before cloning?
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    Omgirl33

    Omgirl33 Member

    So my finger is in the middle of the stem and there is plenty of growth. Do I have to start from the top and count 2-3 nodes then clone:?:

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    moash

    moash New Member

    move your fingers up 2 nodes and cut
    really,all you need is a growing tip
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    Superman44108

    Superman44108 Active Member

    very nice bro. good work bringin her back to life. keep it up and you'll have a very nice harvest
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    Omgirl33

    Omgirl33 Member

    for other stems growing away from the main stem, are you able to clone from there as well?
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    Omgirl33

    Omgirl33 Member

    Thanks, I was sad at first thought she wasn't going to make it but I stayed positive and look at her now :-)
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    Omgirl33

    Omgirl33 Member

    Thanks! So funny I watched this video a few days ago :P
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    tpsmc

    tpsmc Active Member

    i woul cut where your fingers at and trim off bottom 2 leaves
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    moash

    moash New Member

    yes,you can clone anywhere there is a growing tip...some parts just root easier/faster
    the trick is cutting above a node(not all the way off),that way it will grow back
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    Omgirl33

    Omgirl33 Member

    thanks for the info. what do you guys think of air layering? Looks kind of neat!


    [video=youtube;_1aYMvOyfKI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1aYMvOyfKI[/video]

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