Plant Cloning 101 – Transplanting
Once you see roots coming out of your starter cubes it’s time to transplant. Most growers tend to use a cup (like the small, red Solo cups) to transplant their newly rooted clones into.
The clones are still fragile at this point and should be treated the same as they were when they were cuttings.
Fill your cup halfway with your chosen soil or soilless mix. Sprinkle your preferred mycorrhizae product on to the exposed roots – mycorrhizae will help to extend the overall reach of your plant’s roots. This means your plant will be able to reach water and nutrients that might not be available otherwise. Basically, it helps the plant get more of what it needs to thrive.
Place your rooted clone in the center of the cup and fill in the remaining space with your soil, or soilless medium, and pack it just over the top of the starter cube. The soil should be packed gently so as not to disrupt the delicate roots or stress the clone, but also tightly so that the clone will not tip over.
Water your clone with Clonex Clone Solution, a clone-specific nutrient. A regular Grow formula at this stage can burn your plant, most likely resulting in a stunted or dead clone.
Check out Plant Cloning 101 – The Clonex Propagation System for a review of the products used for successful cloning.
Download the Clonex Propagation Guide. It’s full of information on how to take a cutting, how and when to use Clonex and Root Riot products, plus it covers mother plants and transplanting.