Cloning may seem daunting ...But its relatively easy and with practice
you should be cloning close to 100 % rate each time.
Prep Tools: Sharp Scissors and/or razor blade
rock wool cubes
cloning gel or powder (clonex works well and has good reviews but heard most products also work)
clone tray and dome (recommended)
ph upper/downer ( if necessary)
ph water tester
alcohol (not the one you may like to drink ;-) )
**Most of these supplies above can be found here @ dealzer . took a look.
there are few variations to medium choice of course but this is the method I use. keeps the clones nice and snug and roots are easily viewable when ready to transplant.
***presoak you rockwool cubes for about 24 hours or so at a ph level close to 5.also sterilize and clean
scissors and razors that will be used. keep a small cup or bowl of alcohol water mix solution for reuse during process.
1. choose branch of your choice.i find it best to choose as close to the bottom as possible as most of those are small producers anyways. try to give yourself at least 2 inches of stem as will want at least an inch below the surface.
2. once your branch is chosen and cut, clip off any extra fan leaves below the top nodes.
3. using the sterilized razor blade make a clean slice at the bottom. slicing at an angle increases the surface area of the new cutting.
4. (since I currently use gel ) Dip in the gel for and hold for approx 30 seconds. you want to make sure you let any air bubbles out. then place in rock wool cube.
5. place the cube in your rooting tray or humidity dome. I have done with and without the dome and has overall better results with the dome.
**side tip** if you are making single clones or a small number of them, then a good single holder is a shot glass till the roots show.
6. once roots are coming through the rock wool, then transplant as normal into the next size pot transplant into relatively low or no nutrient soil for initial transplant. there is a high risk of burning the small clone with too much nutrients.
7. place under 24 hours low fluorescent light. 40-60 watts is generally sufficiant till rooting and initial transplant.some people use a bubble stone and water to keep their down humidity high but misting the dome with your spray bottle a few times a day is sufficient and simpler for most.
We have tried to keep my step by step as brief and concise as possible for those who may want to use it as a reference.