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Cloning Cannabis 101 from Stuff Stoners Like & UpTownGrowLab

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Cloning Cannabis 101 from Stuff Stoners Like & UpTownGrowLab Cloning weed is easy if you know what you're doing, dude. Want to learn the best practices to cloning marijuana? Cool. Our buds from UpTownGrowLabs put together this great vid on how to make some marijuana clones. First a cloning cannabis pro tip: Take your marijuana clones from a mother marijuana plant that are at least 8 weeks old. Marijuana clones taken from younger marijuana plants may result in an overall weak cannabis plant. Using a razor blade or scalpel remove the marijuana clone from the mother with a 45 degree cut. Don’t use scissors as you will crush the stem when you cut it. The reason for the angled cut is to give the marijuana clone’s stem more surface area from which to drink and grow roots. Immediately after cutting, put your weed clones into water to prevent air bubbles from forming in the stem (an embolism). Air in the stem can prevent water uptake and result in a dead weed clones. Another cloning marijuana pro tip: Choose a branch from the bottom of the plant to use as a marijuana clone. According to master marijuana grower Jorge Cervantes, in his book Marijuana Horticulture, these branches have more of the rooting hormones needed. Once you’ve cut the marijuana clones take off the lower leaves and give her another 45 degree cut higher up the stem. Again, have a cup of water nearby to place the fresh cut marijuana clone into. You will also want to clip the fan leaves in half so that the cannabis clones still have enough leaf area to aid photosynthesis but not too much to make the clones work to provide moisture to large fan leafs. The trimmed fan leaf also makes it easier for the cannabis clone to process water from her roots in turn reducing transpiration. Trimming the fans leaves on cannabis clones also keeps their leaves from touching each other. After her final 45 degree cut dip her in water or your cloning solution or gel—there are many to choose from. Next place your cannabis clones and into your cloner, rockwool or other medium. Final cannabis cloning pro tip: Make a wishbone cut by Splitting the clone’s stem. This will help your weed clones produce roots faster. After you’ve taken the second 45 degree cut carefully slice vertically through the bottom making a quarter to a half inch incision so that the stem resembles a wishbone. Doing this to your cannabis clones exposes more of the layer just under the plant’s skin. As a result you will see 20-40 percent more root growth on your cannabis clones due to the extra surface area on the cambrium where the roots originate. Have any experience cloning cannabis or any pro tips you'd like to pass along? Let us know in the comments below. Got a marijuana growing question? Visit http://stuffstonerslike.com and get in touch. And buy UpTownGrowLab's book, The Kitchen, on Amazon!