Klone is the #1 provider of cannabis clones in Colorado, which we’ve achieved through hard work and plenty of trial and error! In the course of developing our business – which now produces more than 30,000 cultivars every month – we have learned a thing or two about caring for and growing clones. We sell our clones wholesale to retailers that grow themselves or want to sell to consumers.
If you have gotten your hands on one of Colorado’s best clones, and are looking for advice to help it thrive, you’ve found the right place. Here, we’re sharing a few quick tips to grow happy, healthy, high-yielding cannabis clones.
Plant Clones ASAP
Cannabis plants can be quite sensitive, especially when they are small and immature. Like with transplanting plants grown from seed, it’s important that your clone is checked for its root health, and transplanted into a container that will fit its needs. Depending on your method of watering your cannabis plants, the substrate you use may vary, but it is still vital to give your cannabis the right amount of space to grow.
The advantage of planting your clones ASAP is avoiding as much shock to the plants as possible. Since your clones have been grown in perfect conditions, leaving them outside, allowing them to become dry, or neglecting their lighting needs can stunt their growth, cause disease, etc. The faster you plant your clones, the less exposure they will have to an undesirable environment.
Expect Transplant Shock
While you can do your best to be prepared and transplant your clones with as little disruption as possible, it is quite likely that they will experience some transplant shock. To mitigate this as much as possible, be sure your clones are set up with lighting that is comparable to what they have been cultivated under, and avoid overwatering. While you should give your clones plenty of water, don’t make the mistake of over-saturating your freshly planted clones while they get acclimated to their new environment.
Feed Your Clones
Cannabis plants need nutrients, which aren’t abundant in water or most substrates. To supplement your clones’ nutritional needs, be sure to feed your clones mineral nutrients and fertilizers throughout the various phases of their growth. Like other plants, cannabis requires the basic NPK in addition to some secondary nutrients and micronutrients. There are several companies that create fertilizers specifically for cannabis growers, but you can also create your own proprietary blend.
One important thing to remember is that cannabis plants require different ratios of nutrients in their various life cycle stages. When first transplanting and rooting your clones, choose fertilizers that are lower in nitrogen. To increase your chances of successfully transplanting your clones, you may also choose to use an added rooting hormone.
Learn Signs of Dehydration vs. Overhydration
Cannabis plants require a lot of water, but these H2O-thirsty plants can be watered too much. A perfectly hydrated cannabis plant will stand tall with firm stems and bouncy, juicy leaves. Dehydration, or loss of water, can cause the plant to become droopy and wrinkly, with stems becoming floppy.
On the other hand, an over-watered cannabis plant may also droop. To tell these two extremes apart, look for yellowing or discolored leaves. Yellowed leaves are a sign of overwatering, not dehydration, so you’ll need to cut back rather than water more.
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