Cloning is a delicate process, but what comes after is even more so.

When you make a clone the cutting will almost instantly show signs of stress such as curling of the leaves, this is why it is imperative that you get it under the right conditions quickly in order to keep down the risk of killing it.  A consistent climate is key when growing a clone.  A cutting will typically prefer warmer temperatures to your average grow room without any temperature drop at night which is easiest to achieve under florescent lighting.  Florescent lighting left on over the 24 hours in a day can help procure stabilization in temperature.  Ideally you’ll want it kept between 74 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit.  Colder can cause stunt in root development or kill your plant.  Too hot can burn your clones or allow root rot.  Propagation heating mats and chillers are both suitable options if you run into the issue of not being able to obtain the optimal temperature.

Humidity is also a very important aspect in rooting clones.  You’ll want a humidity of 75 to 95% until they’ve rooted and are in turn able to intake water through them.  It’s important to ventilate them a few times a day in order to get in fresh air and prevent root rot but if you lose too much humidity your clones will dry out and die.  Also be sure that all equipment from step one of cloning is sterilized in order to give your plants the best chance at survival.

We here at Growing Society wish you the best of luck with your new plants!  Send us photos of your success (or failures) to inspire others!  If you have any other tips feel free to message us on facebook and we’ll be sure to revise and share!

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