Droopy clones

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Karah, Jan 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM.

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    Karah

    Karah Well-Known Member

    I clipped some clones last week Friday, soaked em in water overnight, dipped in clonex gel, and into the pods they went. Got my heat mat on and have half a t5 on them with the dome on. Took the dome off last night to vent them, came back down this morning and they appear to be droopy/wilty. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    HALP.
     
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    green217

    green217 Well-Known Member

    My guess is u took dome off for to long, to early. I wait till I at least see roots before I keep it off for any substantial amount of time.
     
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    Karah

    Karah Well-Known Member

    I put the dome back on hoping they perk back up.

    My crew put me in charge of cloning except I barely know what to do with clones, only from what I've read (they had bad PM and I wanted nothing to do with any of that so I took charge of clone clips as my grow is clean of critters/PM).
     
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    green217

    green217 Well-Known Member

    I have a 100w t5 in the top of a closet. I put the clone dome on top shelf with vent closed for a few days or close to a week. I do pull it open around 3 times a day to mist clones and keep a little water in bottom. I slowly open vents and eventually get roots showing in around 10-14 days. Then open vents fully 24/7 for a day or 2. Then plant them and throw them under stronger light. I also have a small fan blowing over the dome/bottom of light. I use clonex, rapid rooters, dome, light,fan. In 2 weeks they are almost always ready to be translated into room. You'll get it it's really pretty simple
     
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    Karah

    Karah Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for this advice. Much appreciated.
     
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    green217

    green217 Well-Known Member

    Might wanna let them sit under your t5 for a day with no dome on them. To allow them to harden just before up potting them. Forgot to mention that.
     
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    VegasWinner

    VegasWinner Well-Known Member

    Trim excess leaf area to allow clone to focus on root. get a lower 10 to 15 w light low light level and all it go fine. too much light too much leaf are, no roots to support the leaves.
     
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    Karah

    Karah Well-Known Member

    My colleague came over and trimmed them up for me. I'm raising my light and putting the dome back on.
     

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    green217

    green217 Well-Known Member

    Yeah looks like you took your Dome off too fast before you had any roots. Hopefully they bounce back. If not you may have to take some more clones\cuttings
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    I just took dome all the way off of these. But as soon as u get roots u can begin hardening them. Also LIGHTLY fertilize them when roots begin to form.

    They're not the most beautiful ones in the world but they will grow once I stick them in some soil
     
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    VegasWinner

    VegasWinner Well-Known Member

    I use a 1% foliar spray in that method. Now i use a hydro-cloner, easier and no dome. good luck.
     
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    blowingupjake

    blowingupjake Well-Known Member

    They will bounce back just fine.

    I left a tray of fresh cut clones out uncovered while I was at work a few months ago. They looked DEAD when I got home...

    Filled the tray with water, closed the dome up and they were back up and looking good by the next morning. Had roots a week and half later on that tray.


    Don't start plan B just yet!

    Hazed,
    Jake
     
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    dirtWeevil

    dirtWeevil Well-Known Member

    I haven't used a dome in forever, unless your climate is very dry its probably not necessary. There's usually no need to mist either as long as the medium stays moist enough to give it water through the stem.

    my whole method for cuttings is, cut the shoot, trim the leaf tips off, stick the cut end in root powder(not necessarily necessary), then stick it 2" deep in a mix of moist perlite/verm, or seed starter of choice, never misting, never doming, never losing cuts to mold or stem rot.

    I really wish folks would stop calling it "cloning", because it makes it sound like something that requires a lab and science instead of a very simple way to propagate. I mean, it's likely plants evolved this ability from broken branches landing in mud so you have to just break the branch and give it mud.
     

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