We're here to help make propagation easy with these plant propagation stations and kits
If you are planning cloning a mother plant, you might need some help getting started on your journey. You might be doing so because you understand the time saving benefits of this propagation method. You may also know how much easier cloning is than trying to germinate seeds. If this is the case, you are probably interested in a complete plant cloning kit.
What is plant cloning?
Cloning a plant sounds rather ominous, but it's actually a very simple process. You may have a plant that is growing so well, you want more plants just like it. Cloning a plant allows you to copy the genetic makeup of your original plant.
Cloning starts by cutting a shoot off the mother plant. That cutting is then replanted which allows it to root and form a brand new plant.
What are the advantages of plant cloning?
One of the main benefits of cloning a mother plant is the ability to copy her exact genetic makeup. The perfect parent plant to choose would be one that has grown faster, stronger, and bigger than the rest. Resistance to diseases and pests, as well as a strong root system would be great reasons to choose your mother plant. You can cut clones off this plant for months, and create a garden with only those genetics.
Cloning is also the easiest method of propagation. Starting from seeds brings the risk of low germination rates as well as increased time. Taking stem cuttings off your favorite mother plant will help you skip the hard parts while saving time.
Cloning helps you get from start to harvest quickly as one of the best techniques of plant propagation.
How does cloning a plant work?
Step one to cloning a plant is finding the mother plant you want to copy. The mother plant should be 2 months into veg. Make sure you closely evaluate any issues you see in your parent plant. These will be apparent in any clones you strip from her.
Once you are sure of the plant you want to take cuttings from, prepare your rooting solution. Cut off a shoot of growth 3-6" in length. Dip the cut end in the rooting gel and place it in a neoprene sleeve or root cube. Then you can place it inside your cloning system.
The cloning environment should be one with high temperature (75-80 degrees) and high humidity (75%). That's where a propagation station really shines.
Plant cloning kits
These complete plant cloning kits include everything you need to get your clones sprouting roots. There is no more efficient way to clone than with one of these systems. Included in each kit is:
- Cloning tent
- Clone grow light
- Cloning system
- Duct fan
- Rooting gel
- Water conditioner for cloning system
- Light hangers
The cloning systems offered at Hydrobuilder use the most advanced technology available today. If you're looking for more than a starter propagation station, check out our complete offering of cloning systems.
Do all cloned plants have the same genetic makeup?
Any cutting you take from a mother plant will share the exact same genetic details, thus the name clone. This is why carefully selecting a mother plant is so important. Cloning can be very powerful when you have exceptional plants. If you have plants prone to disease, pests, and stunted growth, this will translate over to the clone.
If you have any questions about getting your plant propagation station going, we’re here to help. Give our experienced growing staff a call at 888-815-9763 and let us walk you through it!