Transplanting a plant and burying stem

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    obijohn

    obijohn Ceiling cat is watching you... Staff Member

    I have some clones in 6-10 inch pots I'm getting ready to transplant into bigger containers. A few of the clones have 3-4 inches of stem from the dirt surface until the first node/leaf. Can I transplant it, burying the stem up to that point?

    I'm sure somewhere along the way I read that it'll rot the stem...can anyone shed light on this?
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    smallclosetgrowr

    smallclosetgrowr Well-Known Member

    u can try, most plants i see like that would get stemrot/damping off.but if u try and keep it dry and only water around the edges of the pot maybe after a few weeks its will drop roots down from that part of stem
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    wiseguy316

    wiseguy316 Well-Known Member

    I always bury the stem and have never once had a problem doing it that way, i leave about 1.5 inches. Works every time.
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    kevin

    kevin Well-Known Member

    you can bury the stem as deep as you want, it will root.
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    obijohn

    obijohn Ceiling cat is watching you... Staff Member

    even if there are no nodes?
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    woodsmaneh!

    woodsmaneh! Well-Known Member

    yup like wiseguy said no problem ^^^^^^^
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    mullup07

    mullup07 Member

    what kevin said it will root and have maybe the best root system of all [i love those bonzi thick roots you see on top of the soil ]
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    tomato57

    tomato57 Active Member

    Do it, you ll just get more roots to feed!
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    kizzzzurt

    kizzzzurt Active Member

    I don't but may try burying one deeper on this next batch of clones to see how it goes.
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    Nitegazer

    Nitegazer Well-Known Member

    I used to run my grows off of a 250w-- needed to bury the plants when transplanting every time. Never a problem.

    I have considered nicking/scraping the cuticle a bit before burying-- figuring it may speed root development. Will have to experiment on my next grow.
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    SweetnSauer

    SweetnSauer Active Member

    point of burying the stem? does it make the plant shorter?
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    lince

    lince Well-Known Member

    I had to transplant some plants quite deep coz they were stretching too much and so far they are doing fine :)
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    sweeney bobb

    sweeney bobb Member

    What are the benefits of burying the stem (except obviously shortening the plant)?
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    mak

    mak Active Member

    more roots :D
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    Stomata

    Stomata Active Member

    If it's a bit lanky, and you typically top your plants, just whack the top of the plant off and clone it. Now you have two plants. That's usually what I do. I've also buried the stem with no problems.
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    sweeney bobb

    sweeney bobb Member

    Aha that makes sense and I'm guessing having the leaves closer to the soil won't cause any problems?

    Thanks in advance :)
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    lince

    lince Well-Known Member

    Having leaves closer to the soil may cause fungus/mildew problems.

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