How do you cut perfect clones?

Do clones need light or dark?

Clones need plenty of light to root and grow, but that light needs to be less intense than what you’ll use once it’s transplanted. T5 and CFL grow lights can offer your clones the vegging (blue) spectrum they need without the intensity that could take it out.

Can you put clones straight into soil?

Yes mate, that’s how most growers take clones. Keep the soil moist and spray the clones once a day and they should begin growing roots in a couple of weeks.

Should you trim clones?

Cutting leaf tips reduces rooting success rate and having three leaves on the clone results in higher root quality than clones with just two leaves. So if you want your clones to develop many roots quickly, take cutting from either the top or bottom of the mother plant that have at least 3 full leaves.

When should you trim clones?

You’ll need to prune at least 15 days before you switch your plants to the growing period or before summer begins for outdoor crops. You need to prune during the growth period every time, or else the start of the flowering period may be compromised.

Why do they cut the leaves on clones?

When you cut your clones you are actually cutting off the plants lifeline for moisture, that is why you want to keep the transpiration down and it in turn keeps the plant healthy. A healthy plant will root easier and can give the sense that it was caused by the clipping of the leaves.

Is it OK to remove fan leaves during flowering?

You can remove fan leaves during flowering in much the same way you do during veg. Prune away large leaves that are overshadowing bud sites, as well as deceased or dying fan leaves. One thing to keep in mind is that you should prune in intervals, giving at least a couple weeks between each session.

How big should my clones be?

Most “normal” size clones are 1-2 inches tall when cut. The larger the clone, the larger the plant will be in the end, resulting in larger mother plants that produce more clones and larger buds once the plants are placed into the flowering stage. Most “normal” size clones are 1-2 inches tall when cut.

Do bigger clones take longer to root?

A smaller clone will take longer to grow multiple branches. But if you’re trying to speed up rooting, having more leaves is detrimental. With more leaves, the plant uses more energy to feed those leaves. You want as much of its energy as possible to be put toward root production.

Can you take small clones?

yes u can, but they take longer/have to work harder to root, if its too close to your medium(rockwool especially) the leaves may start to rot off from being constantly wet/super humid they cant breathe through the stomata.

How often should you water clones?

After a plant is well-established it’s important to water infrequently but thoroughly so that all parts of the rootball are irrigated and spent salts are washed out. Water frequently for one week. For the first week after transplanting your clone will not yet have grown a strong root system.

How long should I veg clones?

Growers can switch to the flowering stage as soon as the clone has established a solid root system. In optimal conditions, plants should be kept in their vegetative stage for approximately 60 days. This time period should give the plant the opportunity to maximise yield and acclimatise to growing conditions.

Should clones be 24 hour light?

you should keep the light on your clones 24 hours a day (this makes them root and grow faster) the only reason to do 18 would be if you wanted to save a little on the electric bill. you need to give them enough light to root, but not so much that it will burn them.

Do clones drooping after cutting?

Over-lighting a fresh cutting can easily cause it to droop and stress. We are trying to minimize water transpiration from the leaves once the cutting has been made, so soft light is preferred for this process. One T5 over a single flat tray is adequate lighting.

Do clones need air flow?

Mist frequently, and keep air flow moving lightly. Clones root best when the media or water is around 75 – 80 degrees, and the humidity is close to 100%. A humidity dome can be used instead of the misting, but leave the vents open and provide good air flow.