Quick question: Just for fun, I pulled a few clone stems from my photoperiod, cut the leaves like I’d seen but then only added root gel and stuck them in solo cups.
After 8 days,… well they are not dead… but they have barely grown any.
Is this normal to take clones that are “half-ass” transplanted like I did, to develop so slowly?
If damage is already done, is there anything I can do at this point to make things better?
It’s not a big deal to me how they end up. It’s more like a learning experience.
Are they outside? The ones I took outside did that. It’s been about a week now and it looks like they’re perking up. I think the sun is too much, but didn’t want to risk bringing bugs inside. Got enough problems
See what happens, they live or they don’t
It can take up to ten days to grow enough roots to sustain the plant. Then it will start to grow.
I put a dome on them for 7 to 10 days . After 7 I leave it open a crack and see if the plant wilts. If so I dome another couple days. If it stands up without wilting I will remove the dome completely.
Well I had them inside in the cool and then put them outside yesterday. They are mostly in shade on the deck with maybe 3 hours of direct sun.
Clones just take a while to start growing. But once they do start they really take off.
I have 4 clones growing in the tent right now. All thriving.
Sounds like a good environment
I’d keep them inside under low light level and under a dome. Give them time.
Ok. Or I could out them in 100% shade on the deck? I have too much light in my tent with my photoperiod starting to flower
Since they’ve already been outside I would do like you said and find a mostly shady spot. Don’t want to bring bugs inside….
I must be lucky getting pot to clone the two on the left are about 5 weeks old now. I took them before flipping their mommies.
I clip them 45 prune kinda, scratch the stalk some pop it in the ground
When you take a clone from a plant and are waiting for it to shoot roots it is absorbing all its water from the leafs. This is why a dome is very important. This helps trap any condensation and allows the small clones to uptake the moisture easier.
Try to lightly mist the plants.
I did some clones last year as a little experiment while big leafing at the farm. Cut them off the plant, cut stems at a 45 angle, cut the leafs and tossed it under a mother plant. It was a very crude method but it was simply for fun. The little things budded out come harvest time. Lol.
I checked my dates and this was the clones i took before sending 3 to flower. One turned out to be male. So i only kept the 2. But this was the day i clipped them.
And this is this morning. Ive started training on the one in the front.
I always take my clones in the sun. I never root them inside under lights. I just put them in the shade. Right up against the north side of a big bushy plant works great. It’s an awesome sun shade.
I have found they will often go limp and fall over the first few days. Let them lay. Don’t touch them or they will die. If they stand back up by day 7 they will 100% root. If they are still droopy at day 7 they will need to be recut. I like to use a small aquarium to hold the clones and have about a 1/2 of standing water in the bottom. No domes and No top. Worked for me for 20 years.
No matter how beaten up they look they will root if they can stand on their own. The one leaning over I have diminishing hope for it.
I did that last year and it worked great. Held humidity but still allowed fresh air. I was worried about soggy bottoms (lol) but was a non issue. Thanks for sharing that