TIPS FOR HEALTHY
By: Alexandra Fox | Aug. 15, 2015
#1 - Start with a clean cloning tray.
First things first, start with a clean cloning tray. Disinfect any used, recycled trays. Starting with a clean environment is your first line of defense in preventing mold, mildews, and pests from completely ruining your babies.
#2 - Only take cuttings from healthy plants.
If you are taking cuttings from a plant that has suffered damage from pests or
diseases, you are taking cuttings from a plant that has a compromised immune
system. Do yourself a favor and cut from a strong and healthy plant.
#3 - Rinse clone with water to knock off any potential pests.
Just in case you have no other choice but to take a cutting from an infected plant, make sure you rinse the cutting under cold water to knock off any pests. If you want to go a step further, you could consider a neem oil dip.
#4 - Use a good quality cloning solution.
Give your little buddy an extra boost by dipping the stem in cloning solution before placing it in your preferred rooting medium.
#5 - Spray, Love, Repeat
Since your new cuttings don't have roots of their own, it's important that you generously spray the leaves and rooting medium with clean water multiple times throughout the day. Keep an eye out for signs of over or under watering.
#6 - Discard all dead or weak clones when possible.
Last but not least, remove any dead plant material or questionable clones from your cloning tray. Free up your prime real estate while preventing a compromised environment due to mold and decay.