Hi this is Joey from the Juiced Cannabis channel on YouTube with a question and answer video on cannabis cuttings – learn the best Marijuana Cloning Tips for fast and easy root development!
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Then, correct and test the pH of your water to the range of 5.5-6.0. All the water coming out of my tap is at about pH 9 – I think cities need that pH level so that nothing grows in all the underground water pipes.
The next thing to prepare for your marijuana cuttings – the rockwool cubes. I open up the rockwool cubes, put them into a plastic container, and flood them with pH 5.5 water, and let them stand for a few minutes.
If you don’t correct pH of these rockwool cubes, and you put your cuttings directly into the cubes, then your cuttings will all die.
This is a critical part of fast Cannabis cuttings – get the pH of your rockwool cubes correct!
I find the pre-made holes in the rockwool cubes are not deep enough and become tight in the middle when inserting new cuttings into the cubes. This is good if you have a woody stock – but it’s not very good for the soft marijuana cuttings. As a solution, I take a skewer, and poke deeper holes in the cubes before inserting the cannabis cuttings.
Be sure to pre-poke the holes a little bit better in the Rockwool cubes – so that it’s easy to get the Cannabis stem all the way down into the cube.
The cannabis plants in this video just make the basic minimum requirements for taking cuttings.
In this video, we review examples of small cannabis plants to see if they’re ready to donate cuttings. I like to have three nodes before taking a cutting. We can see the first two examples only have four nodes in total, so if I was to take a cutting from this I would leave the plant with very little left to recover from donating the cutting.
Be sure to take a cutting from a plant that has a minimum of five or six nodes of total growth so that you can take the three notes off the top, and the cannabis plant still has enough leaves and branches to regrow quickly.
In this video example, I show taking a cutting from the plant that has enough nodes left over at the bottom, so that it will recover from that terrible assault.
Be certain that you create a TAG for each cuttings to keep track of which plants are which!
The next thing to do is to scrape and score the bottom of the cutting stem, so that you cause damage. Then let them sit for 15 minutes in the open air so that this will cause the undifferentiated callous cells to form in the wound area. Once those wound cells are created, then put the rooting powder on, put them into the tray, cover them up, give them a little bit of mist and let them rehydrate.
This process is really hard on the cannabis plants – they really don’t like it – but this is exactly that damage that causes the cutting to kick immediately into high gear for creating roots.
In this video I also take off many cuttings off a mother plant – and I do the same thing: I look for three nodes of space and leave another couple notes below that so that the plant can recover and create new cuttings.
Dip the cutting in the Rooting powder and then shake off the excess so that you can see that the cutting is pink on all sides.
Take the cutting that has been dipped in the rooting hormone and gently push it into the Rockwool Cube – this is where it’s really handy that you pre-poked the holes nice and deep!
And then take your naming tag and add that into the rockwool cube.
Repeat this process and fill up your tray with all the cuttings that you need.
I’ve taken these cuttings and clean them up and cut off the leaves, then I took a pair of scissors and I scored all of the bottom of the cuttings before I put them into the routing powder hormone.
And at the end of the video show the end result of the cuttings in the tray, covered with a bit of plastic wrap and sprayed with a bit of clean, clear water to give them some moisture.
See more examples of successfully rooted cannabis cuttings from prior generations, along with another layer of marijuana plants that are in vegetative mode getting ready to go into my home-grow flowering chamber.