Question: How to clone without rooting solution/powder

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by ChuckNorris, Jan 11, 2009.

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    ChuckNorris

    ChuckNorris Well-Known Member

    As stated in the title, how would i be able to clone without using a rooting solution or powder?

    This is just an experiment so survival of the clone is priority and growth time/stunt in growth is not a concern.

    The tools i have readily available are: a knife, various pot sizes, soil, plastic cover for the pots (for feeding through leaves), and water lol.

    Much appreciated and many thanks in advance.
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    misshestermoffitt

    misshestermoffitt New Member

    Do you have any aspirin? It's supposed to work for rooting, just crush it up and apply to the stem.

    Once you take the clone off the plant, submerge the stem under water and recut it, that keeps it from getting an air bubble in it that can block moisture uptake.

    I like to make sure at least 2 nodes are under the dirt and I like to cut some light slashes on the stem to give it more places to grow roots from.

    I stopped using humidity domes on mine, I feel that feeding through the leaves makes them not as desperate to grow roots.

    I don't like the soil to dry out on my clones when they're new either, I keep them moist so those tender new roots have plenty to reach for. I also water them from the bottom (set them in the water for 5 or 10 minutes to encourage the roots to grow downward)

    Good luck :leaf:
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Cut the clones & put them in a glass of room temp water then set them somewhere warm,its much slower but it will work.

    I do this sometimes when i need to take clones from my mother plants & the bud room isnt ready for them,it buys me an extra week.
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    diemdepyro

    diemdepyro Well-Known Member

    I have cloned without rooting powder. Use the sterile method.
    Lots of clone death is caused by rot from fungus.
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    reddog55

    reddog55 Active Member

    problem with not using a "cloning" solution is the root-inducing hormones speed up plant processes. When a stem develops roots, it must change from making green stem cells to manufacturing undifferentiated cells , and finally making root cells. Check out Ed Rosenthal's pot books for cloning solutions. :weed:

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