hydroponic grow room system rockwool

Cloning Marijuana Mother Plants involves cutting a growing branch tip and rooting it. Cloning is taking one cell of a plant and promoting its growth into a plant. Marijuana growers commonly refer to a clone as meaning a branch of a cannabis plant that has been cut off and rooted. Growing mother plants allows you to take clones as often as every 4 days, depending on how many mother plants and the size of the grow room you have. By doing this, the grower is able to form a perpetual harvest, allowing for faster harvests and healthier mother plants.

Cutting and Cloning Marijuana Mother Plants

Cloning cannabis plants the proper way is vital to your plants growth and harvest. Whether using soil or hydroponics, taking cuttings is the same. Branch tips are cut using a clean razor blade, soil or rockwool cubes, and some rooting hormone like Hormex. These cuttings are trimmed and dipped into Cloning Gel or solution which helps stimulate root growth. Clones usually take up to 3 weeks to develop healthy roots, where my method and my custom clone machine will produce healthy roots in as little as 6 days. Once roots are established, clones are transplanted into vegetative growth. The faster you can produce clones, the faster you harvest. The video below shows you exactly how this is done.

Cloning Marijuana Mother Plants for Cuttings

Now that your clones have healthy roots growing, its time to transplant them into Vegetative Growth. You will need to remove the rooted clone from your clone machine or your soil trays, depending on if you are growing in hydroponics or soil and place that cutting into the growing medium you are using. Then the clone needs to be under a metal halide light for no less than 18hrs a day. Once this plant is tall enough, you can either send it to the blooming stage or use it as a Mother Plant for Cloning Marijuana.

rooted clones

After cloning marijuana mother plants you need to transplant the rooted clones to the vegetative growth stage

You may also like

24 Response Comments

  • Chello  October 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    My clones were cut from flowering plants. Have about 50% survival, but just got a T5 light. Do my flowered clones have much of a future???

    • dizzle  October 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      they might… ive had some live through it ok… its very common that if they do survive they will be “retarded” in a sense. stay small, not strong, stay in flowering even when you have them in vegetative.. its worth the try tho! if they start acting retarded then i would put them to flower immediately and get what u can from them.

    • mattkilla420  December 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

      yea man its a method called suprcropping. If you can take enough to be able to pick the big ones out it works great. If they ever switch back over to veg they are the opposite of retarded and grow like freaking weeds. But i found alot of them stay retarded as stated above.So unless you have room for 40 clones to probably get 10 healthy ones, i wouldnt do it. Stick to taking them in veg

    • Joe  February 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      I have a similar situation, only because I did not pay attention to the last two of my favorite, "unknown" strains that I put out to flower. They were two weeks into flower in my Outside Greenhouse when I noticed the error in not taking clones from them before they went out to flower. So I took six clones from the tops of each one. I also pinched the center of each one on the top. I put them back into the cloner. They are there now 15 days and no signs of roots yet. Will put 1 tsp of Cal Mag in today to see if it spurs any root development. Not in a hurry so I will watch and wait a bit longer.

      I am plucking the remainder of the flowering plants in the Outside Greenhouse this sunday. I have four GDP and Two of the Mystery Ladies.

      I have ten Big Bud x Northern Lights in veg and will be ready to flower in two weeks. These will go into the Inside Flower room.

      I also have twelve BBxNL and Six Blue Widow Clones coming along nicely with good roots. All the BBxNL and the BW I germinated from three seeds originally and have taken clones from them..

      I have one BBxNL mother that is now five feet tall and real healthy. I also have a three foot Blue Widow mother also real healthy. My only challenge is keeping the total number of plants down to my legal limit and not being able to find anyone to move the clones to at the right time. Thanks for all the help Dizzle, could not have gotten to this place without your knowledge and that of the other contributors.

      • dizzle  March 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm



Leave A Comment

Please enter your name. Please enter an valid email address. Please enter a message.