How to Clone Weed
Cloning Female Marijuana Plants
Cannabis Cloning Techniques
to Clone a Cannabis Plant
Once you have a nice collection of
seeds, the next step is of course, quality marijuana
plants. In an effort to reduce your expense and
time spent with male plants, we introduce "How to Clone
Marijuana Plants" (female marijuana plant cloning).
When you know your plant is female and you want to
continue to grow that particular weed, you can clone the
cannabis plant many times over without any loss of
potency. These offspring retain all the qualities
of the original "mother" plant.
Your clone is also guaranteed female.
Therefore, when you replant it, your resources are spent
on a female species that you enjoy! No lost time,
soil, nutrients, or energy. This practice also
allows for a repetitious harvest throughout any time of
the year. As you will find, cloning your favorite
marijuana plants can be easy and save you big money.
You can clone a marijuana plant many, many times from
Cloning cannabis plants or How to Clone Cannabis, should not be confused
with breeding marijuana plants, these are two completely
different topics. Here, we are cloning a plant to
provide for the exact same female species, versus
breeding similar or different plants for their 'new'
The cannabis plant is strong and versatile, it can be turned
back to the vegetative stage once it has begun flowering and
shows itself as a female.
The following process can be used to reproduce (clone) a female
marijuana plant once it has already been moved to the
flowering (12/12) cycle and is determined to be female.
You can clearly see the female pistils in this
If we already know the plant is a female (female
seeds), we simply
follow the same procedure before we move the
plant to flowering stage. The recovery period is
shortened, (it does not have to revert back to
vegetative, because it never left) and you can move this new
clone in just a few weeks time.
It is important when preparing to clone your
marijuana that everything be clean. Once again,
this includes you. If you don't use surgical
gloves, then wash your hands and tools well with
Remember, in essence, we are preparing for surgery -
it just happens to be on a favorite plant we know and
Supplies; Rooting Gel, Alcohol, single edged razor
blades, gloves, and the grow medium you plan on starting
the clone in. Here you can see we are on a strict
budget of Solo™ cups.
Remove some rooting gel from it's container using
your razor blade or knife. This protects the
balance gel from any contamination.
We have now chosen the female pot plant that we wish
to clone and have prepared for our cloning procedure.
For this example we are showing you just one, however,
you would usually do multiple clones at one time.
You would think it was gold with the cost of some
rooting gels, but it can go a long way.
Work hard not to contaminate your jar (drop soil over
it, etc.,). We take a small amount off the cover
with our razor blade and then seal our rooting gel and
put it away. You will find it can last until you
finish it (with proper care and minimal waste).
you remove some gel from the container, I do NOT
recommend putting any remainder back in the jar.
Use as much as you can and dispose of the balance.
Now we take our clean razor and head over to our
Mother Plant where we have chosen our sprout to "cut".
We want a nice clean cut at a good angle, not a straight
cut. We are about 3-4 leafs in from the top of our stem.
Take your razor blade and firmly slice at an angle
across the stem that we wish to clone (see cut mark). Be
gentle with your clone leaves and do not touch the new
cut end of the sprout.
Be careful not to touch your razor or the open cut of
the stem to anything. You can accomplish an excellent
cut if you use a mild slicing motion when you cut
Now we are ready to prepare our clone for
transplanting. We take our rooting gel, our razor,
and our sprout to a clean work area.
Begin by slicing off the larger leaves that are close
to the bottom of our clone sprout.
We will be promoting additional root growth from
Take your rooting gel and generously apply it to the
root tip and all the way up to our other cuts.
Do not be afraid to apply a generous amount of gel to
your clone cuttings, it immediately protects them, and
gives them what they need to re-root.
Please remember to be gentle with your little sprout
as they are very sensitive and vulnerable right now.
This Northern Lights/Haze marijuana clone is now
ready for it's soil and humidity dome for a few days.
Once we place it in our soil (we used our pinky to
make a hole in our cup ahead of time), lightly move the
soil around your clone attempting to make it straight at
the same time. Do NOT press the soil too firmly,
we will let the water settle the new clone and the soil.
When we have our clone squared up and in place, we
water the cup generously.
This settles our soil and gives the plant a stance.
We then move our new cannabis clone over to our humidity
dome for a few days.
When the soil is completely wet, we spray it and
place it under a 20 hour light cycle in a domed
If you cloned a female that had already been
converting to the flowering stage, it will take a number
of weeks to completely turn-back this clone to it's
If you cloned a female plant (from seed) that you
already know will be female, then you have only a couple
of weeks and that clone will be ready to go to
flowering. 2-3 weeks versus 6 weeks or more to
turn some plants back to vegetative around.
The concept of the mother plant comes from keeping my
original Northern Lights/Haze FEMALE plant going (they
can live year round). You simply continue to take clones
from HER (this helps to keep the mother plant short and
sweet) and you can count on them being female and the
potency of the original being retained. This also allows
you control your harvest a little better... good plant
That's going to end our Chapter on Cloning Marijuana
and Cannabis plants indoors. Good luck in your
Besides watering your new
clone, be sure and spray it for a couple of days. It
likes the moisture while it tries to re-root. Only
use water at this point in the process, let the root gel
do the rest.
You can begin by investing in
"female marijuana seeds".
While more costly, they are guaranteed female and you
save literally weeks ($$) when you clone a young female
marijuana plant that is still in a vegetative state, versus turning
back time (so to speak).
and you only have to buy those expensive seeds ONCE!
Because you make clones and will always have females of
that strain as you continue to grow your personal
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