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Can I take a cutting from a plant in flower?

Exbeginner

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What will happen if you take a clone from a flowering female and continue the flowering cycle on the clone?
Flowering plants are just "fruiting" plants. Fruit needs to be physically removed from cutting in order for its hormonal instinct to refocus its energies into root development, so long as it has any "fruit" in this case bud then nature dictates all energy will be spent of finishing fruiting in a last-ditch attempt to save the precious "seed" plants required energy and ability to reroot is stored in the stem, remove excess foliage. The best time of day to take cuttings for propagation is early in the morning. The plants' natural rooting hormones are highest up in the tips of the plants in the morning, so you stand a better chance of propagation by taking your cuttings as early as you can. This applies even if you apply a rooting hormone to your cuttings
 

ResinSaurusRex

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Flowering plants are just "fruiting" plants. Fruit needs to be physically removed from cutting in order for its hormonal instinct to refocus its energies into root development, so long as it has any "fruit" in this case bud then nature dictates all energy will be spent of finishing fruiting in a last-ditch attempt to save the precious "seed" plants required energy and ability to reroot is stored in the stem, remove excess foliage. The best time of day to take cuttings for propagation is early in the morning. The plants' natural rooting hormones are highest up in the tips of the plants in the morning, so you stand a better chance of propagation by taking your cuttings as early as you can. This applies even if you apply a rooting hormone to your cuttings
That's not 100% true. I suggest you read up on re-vegging cannabis. You do not need to remove the bud.
 

Exbeginner

New Member
Not 100% specific to cannabis plants no but it is 100% true for fruiting plants, nature only has 1 blueprint, do you need to remove all fruit? no....but it will increase dramatically the energy available to perform said rooting. Mother always said if you don't have anything constructive to say you should probably not say it in the first place.
 

Moony

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You can reveg a plant after cropping with very high success rate. Great for turning a plant into a mother not sure how links work but "mr canuck" on YouTube revegged his top pheno and did a great video on it. I personally take cuttings during veg as part of LST and lollipoping the plant. The lower cuttings do have lower success rate than a nice high one from a mother. But because you are removing the veg anyways you have lots of viable cuttings which you would normally throw away. Even 30% success rate from lower smaller cuttings will be alot from a big bushy girl just before flip. Next time I'm starting again from feminised seeds so will be doing this to get some nice strong cuttings
 

Ravenplume

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Well, none of my Bitter Sweet Pie cuttings survived. :( Our last ditch effort will be in a couple weeks when we harvest. We will take a buttload of cuttings and hope at least one can reveg and root this late in the game. If not though, Fawn, my other gal that I grew from one of my 2019 seeds has one cutting that is making it and is now being kept in a pot on a nightstand by the desk in my office, under a normal lighting cycle of lights on when I get up and off when I go to bed. That cutting was taken before flowering though.

That will get planted next year, and then hopefully in July, we will take more cuttings, at least one for 2023's grow, and finally one to be a perma mother plant; as well as one to breed if I can get her a brother from the 2019 seeds.

Guess trying to get a male will be my big Winter project, if it is possible to grow one from seed to mature enough to take cuttings and sex them in limited indoor grow space.
 

Pantagruel

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My personal experience, I tried this for the first time last grow. I was pruning back some bottom branches 2-3 weeks into bud, so I dropped one into my Aerogarden, which was 16 hours light. It rooted in about 10 days. That's it at the bottom right. It's Afghani x Kush

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Moony

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My personal experience, I tried this for the first time last grow. I was pruning back some bottom branches 2-3 weeks into bud, so I dropped one into my Aerogarden, which was 16 hours light. It rooted in about 10 days. That's it at the bottom right. It's Afghani x Kush

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Exactly my experience too. A friend wanted some of the strain I had, a couple of runs back, but the mother was gone! So I was doing some maintenance on the lower plant of a late veg set of ladies. I think I took 20 maybe 8 where strong and rooting within a couple of weeks. The success is lower than a strong top cutting but to get as a bonus from throwaway bottoms it can be a nice way to continue without having to reveg :)
 

PaulyG

Member
Yes, but a cutting taken while the stock plant is flowering will need to be forced to revert back to a vegetative state under 24 hour light. This causes additional stress, slowing growth and development. Rooting may take up to three times longer when the cuttings are taken during the flowering cycle. The cutting may not have enough stored nutrients or carbohydrates to survive. If you must do this then take the cutting when the mother plant is only a week or two into flowering.

Additional comment:
The above "flowering plant" is to be taken verbatim.
However, the above should not to be confused with a sexy mom who has been showing her primordia aka pre flowers while vegging, and has been kept in a vegetative state of growth for several months or years. These old mature primordia displaying moms clone just as well as a premature seedling.
My rule of the green thumb. Is up to 10 days after changing to 12/12. But there is always the possibility of growing new plant from old roots. Just leave at least one small limb at base of stem. Return to 18 hours of light. It will return to vegetative state and grow. Clones can be obtained from reveg.
 

Ljb1

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You can reveg a plant after cropping with very high success rate. Great for turning a plant into a mother not sure how links work but "mr canuck" on YouTube revegged his top pheno and did a great video on it. I personally take cuttings during veg as part of LST and lollipoping the plant. The lower cuttings do have lower success rate than a nice high one from a mother. But because you are removing the veg anyways you have lots of viable cuttings which you would normally throw away. Even 30% success rate from lower smaller cuttings will be alot from a big bushy girl just before flip. Next time I'm starting again from feminised seeds so will be doing this to get some nice strong cuttings
Haha I watch him aswell he no his stuff for sure
 
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