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How do you properly take a clone?

kaylablazeit

New Member
Okay so I've taken like 5 clones so far and 4 has died. They grow about 2cm of root then the stem and everything else goes right soft and they turn a brownish color which makes me believe they are dead... So can anyone help me out?

I snip them from their mother, then i clip off all the the leaves I dont want and trim the ones i do want, then I scrap them with my scissors and then i dip them in the rooting hormone, then i put them in moist soil and put them in my dome, i spray the dome once a day.
One time I noticed a clone literally grew fur on the stem!
The one thats lliving looks alright, but i really dont want it to die cause I want to put the mothers into flowering soon...
So any advice or any point outs to what I am doing wrong, ... feel free to let me know!!

I keep them on my dresser which is mostly shaded, they have faint light coming from the closet but not much.
 

c526

Member of the Month: Jan 2015 - Plant of the Month: Jan 2015
what you are describing is called damping off,its from to much humidity? or moisture at the stem

your process sounds correct,but try and cut at a growth node,do your 45 there and the rest should be money

do not keep spraying inside the dome,cut them, set them,leave them alone,
if you want/need to spray them everyday,do not put them in the dome
 

Blueballavngr

New Member
A low dose of seaweed extract and b1 vitamin helps. Rockwool is easy for me with a humidity dome. I just soak the cubes In a weak solution and dip in rooting solution and plug them in and cover. I take from stems with atleast two nodes and bisect the second. Lightly scrape and cut a slit up the middle before dipping. This will maximiZe surface area for roots. Just don't over scrape just enough to remove a slight layer of stem
 

c526

Member of the Month: Jan 2015 - Plant of the Month: Jan 2015
TheCpn's methods are 100% IF you do as instructed,my failures in the R/W cubes are my undoing,I cant leave them alone hahahaha

I know the damping off,all to well.
 

Fuzzy Duck

Well-Known Member
what you are describing is called damping off,its from to much humidity? or moisture at the stem

your process sounds correct,but try and cut at a growth node,do your 45 there and the rest should be money

do not keep spraying inside the dome,cut them, set them,leave them alone,
if you want/need to spray them everyday,do not put them in the dome
I'm in favour of this suggestion :cheer:


But depends on OP meaning of damp soil is ?

To wet is just to wet... moist is not over saturated with water but not dry & to keep like this is more ideal for clones/cuttings, they also need to breath so make sure ya little dome thing has a vent or other wise leave it off twice a day for 30 mins etc


I normally don't scratch stems but prefer to make final cut of clone below a node point.
 
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