Cloning Marijuana Made Simple
There is no better way to preserve the quality and integrity of an exceptional marijuana plant,
than to make an exact duplicate of it, and in her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature provided the means of doing just
that. I'm going to teach you how to start with Marijuana
Introducing the basics of cloning marijuana plants . In this article I'm not going to point out the fundamentals
of the botanic reproduction cycle, nor do I plan on explaining the processes of regeneration at the molecular
level, and I damn sure don't want to boar you to tears outlining things like atmospheric and soil conditions… I'm
just going to explain to you how I clone my more favorable marijuana plants.
First of all, there's a couple things I need to pick up before cloning cannabis , so its off to K Mart or Wal-Mart, or wherever, and I may as well get some more Miracle grow Moisture Control potting
soil while I'm there.
Ok, if we want to begin with cannabis cloning we'll need some Schultz Take Root. That would be right here in the plant remedies section, on the wall
toward the front of the garden department. If I have any problems finding it, I could always ask the clerk, on
the other hand, I don't want to call attention to myself, so I'll find it myself. Ah! , hey, I wonder if that
would help promote bigger buds… …Oh! Sorry, that's another article.
Now I need some peat pellets for cloning pot. At the garden centers these usually come on trays of 25 and
they're the larger pellets of the two that are available. I'll try to get a picture in below so you can get an Idea
what it is, were looking for, or you can just do a search MSN, or Google, just type in "peat pellets."
Anyway, they usually put the peat pellets by all the pots and planters, and sometimes have a display up by the
checkout. I personally like the display by the register because it appears more like an impulse buy, and I'm always
a little paranoid when I'm out shopping for my garden.
Now, lets head on home, and I'll give you the low-down…
Ok, back at the hacienda, we'll need to gather up a few household items,
- 1. Razor blade- any type will due as long as it's sharp and clean, and by
clean I mean not rusty or dripping with oil. If it looks clean just wipe it off carefully with a
paper towel and use it.
- 2. Planter or container- 7 or 8 inches in diameter, and 7 or 8 inches high.
Whatever you decide to use will probably work, but you'll want to fill it with potting soil same as
you would for any start or transplant. You'll need one per clone.
- 3. Shallow bowl or dish- To this you'll pour the same water you use to water
your plants, deep enough to dip the stem in without touching the bottom of the container.
- 4. Peat Pellets- These you'll need to wet down and expand completely, it
should look like a little brown hacy-sak or whatever when they're fully saturated. And you'll use
one of these per clone.
- 5. Schultz Take Root- I found the best thing is to pour or scoop some into a
clean and dry bottle top, and place it next to the bowl of water.
Now were ready to for cloning our marijuana plants. It's always best to work on a table or flat surface, having
everything in reach, because it's important to get a freshly clipped clone into its growing medium as quickly as
Now using a toothpick or small poker clear a small hole about a quarter inch deep into the tops of each peat
pellet. The hole need not be much wider than the stems of the clippings.
Assuming the marijuana plants are doing well and have lots of new growth coming in, carefully select a small
branch that includes at least a quarter to half inch of stem, and cut it off on a slight angle from the host
Without touching the cut end of the marijuana clone, dip it into the water, and then into the take root powder.
Now carefully insert your clone into the hole you've prepared in the peat pellet trying not to disturb the powder
that has stuck to the wetted end. Now gently press the top of the pellet to close the hole around the stem, and
bury to within a quarter inch of the top of the pellet, into the awaiting planter.
Treat this as you would any new start, you'll see it drooping out within 10 or 15 minutes, then depending on
your lighting conditions. Spring back to life in an hour or two… It's a Beautiful Thing Cloning weed
Helpful Hint, If you're marijuana cloning from multiple plants be sure to index and identify the clones, so you can
match them up to their perspective host.
Good Luck!!! Tokaroach
Here's a slightly different approach to cloning. Have a look
it as it has some more step by step pictures.