How To Use Rapid Rooter Plugs To A Clone Plant

In addition to using Rapid Rooter plugs for seed germination, they are also great to use for starting clones. Rapid Rooter plugs provide the great water/ air ratio to promote rooting from the cutting. Rapid Rooter is versatile, they can be transplanted both in hydroponic systems and into the dirt.  Here’s how easy it is to use Rapid Rooter plugs to clone a plant.

What You Need To Clone A Plant Using Rapid Rooter Plugs

Using Rapid Rooter To Clone Plants

Before you start you will need to gather a few supplies:
A clipping of the plant you want to clone
Clean razor blade
Rapid Rooter Plugs
Rooting gel
A tray to hold your cubes/ clones (buying a tray made to hold Rapid Rooter cubes will save you from a headache)

 Steps To Cloning Plant Using Rapid Rooter Plugs

Before starting,  soak your Rapid Rooter cubes in distilled water to rehydrate them. Some soak them up to 24 hours; I typically only soak them for about an hour and have had no issues. After soaking, place the cubes in the tray you will be using to hold your clones.

Next, you need to take the cuttings from the plant you want to clone. Cuttings should have a stem of at least 2 inches and have a few leaves. Remove any leaves from the bottom of the stem leaving a couple of inches of stem bare. Cut the very bottom of the stem at a 45-degree angle.Preparing hydroponic cloneAfter preparing your cutting, it’s time to dip it in some rooting hormone. I don’t recommend dipping the clones directly into your jar of rooting hormone.  Put some rooting gel in a separate container that you will use to dip your cuttings into to prevent contaminating for future clones. I use a plastic spoon and dip some out on the end. Take your cutting and coat the stem in rooting hormone.

Using Rooting Hormone To Clone Plant

After coating, place cutting directly into the hole in the Rapid Rooter cube. Press the stem down into the cube so it stands straight up.

Placing Clone In Rapid Rooter Plug

Now take your clone and place it into your Rapid Rooter tray and place it somewhere where it will get low-intensity light. The Rapid Rooter plugs need to be kept moist by keeping about a 1/4 inch of water in the bottom of the tray.

Clone In Rapid Rooter Plug

After a few weeks, you should notice roots showing out of the bottom of the Rapid Rooter plug. When roots start forming outside of the Rapid Rooter plugs they are ready to be transplanted into your hydroponic system.

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