Marijuana Cloning Basics
The most important thing you need before you can clone a marijuana plant is a nice healthy mother plant that you know is female and is a good strain. Make sure it has no bugs!
Then, you need the basic supplies. I have a list of them at WeedGear.com, my other website. These are all the items I personally use that definitely get good results. If you just want to do the absolute minimum investment, get a tray of Rapid Rooter plugs, a T5 24 watt light, a humidity dome, some scissors, some Dip N Grow rooting hormone, a heat mat, a heat mat thermostat, and a fish tank thermometer. They are all listed at the link above, and they all come with free shipping from Amazon.com. Without these basic things, you are shooting in the dark, and your percentage success will be low.
Got your supplies now? Ok, let's move on. You are now ready to propagate some cannabis clones.
It's fairly complicated to describe how to efficiently cut a marijuana mother plant for prolific clone production, and that information is going to be extensively discussed in my book and in future blog posts, so I'll just say for now that you need to cut nice healthy branches off the pot plant and strip off leaf matter on the lowest 2 inches. Trim back leaves on the upper part of the marijuana clone so that the entire top isn't more than 2 inches across. If it's any bigger, it will overshadow the clones beside it.
Dip your cutting into the rooting solution for 3-5 seconds, and then plant it in the hole. Repeat until you fill the tray or run out of clones. If you are taking a long time to do it, your first cuttings might wilt, so have a sprayer nearby to keep them moist.
When you are done, drench the tray with plain water, and drain it. Cover it with a humidity dome, with no ventilation for the first day. Then add a little more ventilation each day.
Maintain at 80 degrees, and add a bit of water to the bottom of the tray each day, keeping it consistently moist. Don't water from the top! Rapid rooters don't like that.
In 7-8 days, you should have some roots.
Remember, this is the extremely simplified method for propagating cannabis! There are many other ways to do it, and the settings are very narrow to get it just right. If you have trouble, contact me for your free 10-minute phone consultation. It will be especially helpful if you have pictures because then I can quickly diagnose your problem, but in the absence of that, I'll do the best I can. Please don't be upset when I stop the talk at 10 minutes. I'm happy to talk longer, but I'll need your credit card number for that. Expert cloning advice doesn't grow on trees!
Jennifer Martin is a pioneer in American cannabis cloning. Having supplied Bay Area marijuana dispensaries since the passage of Prop 215 in 1996, she helped bring over 2 million marijuana plants into the world. She also won the 1998 San Francisco Bay Area Cannabis Cup with the strain Bubbleberry, by a 32-point spread on a scale of 200. She has never entered a Cannabis Cup since due to her focus on cloning.