A Guide to Propagation
Rockwool Soak (per gallon)
- 1.25ml Silica
- 1.25ml Cal Mag (depending on water source)
- 2 ml Thrive Alive
- 2ml Rapid Start
- 3 ml B.C. Boost & 3 ml B.C. Bloom
Or 2 ml Flora Micro, 2 ml FloraGro & 2 ml Flora Bloom
Or 30ml Clonex Solution
- pH to 5.5
If you use reverse osmosis water the solution will generally pH itself and your success rate will be higher.
Soak cubes for 2 hours in the rockwool soak, shake excess water out of them when you place them in the tray.
Take your cuttings with a razor or scalpel, dip them in whatever your favorite cloning hormone is (mine is Clonex}, and stab them into the cube next to the hole. If you are working with a soft stemmed plant, you might want to make a pilot hole with a nail, chopstick or the like.
Lift the tray to know when it needs water; if it’s light, it needs water. If the top is dry, you probably waited too long.
PH to 5,5 every time you water.
You can use a dome if you want, but start weaning them off of it on day 3. I don’t use a dome unless I’m in an extremely dry room (like, 20-30% humidity}, or there are fans blowing in the room.
ROOM TEMP should be between 70-80 degrees, ideally around 78. Colder temps will cause very slow rooting. Higher tem~ will cause a high failure rate and stressed-out looking clones.
After 2 times watering with plain pH 5.5 water, mix up the rockwool soak again and water with that.
It’s possible to get a 100% success rate in 5 days or less with this cloning method, a healthy mother, good room conditions, and the right variety.
Ask the crew at Lucky Roots if you’re having trouble.
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