How tall should my clones be before flowering?

How tall should my clones be before flowering?

Clones can take from 7 to 21 days to root depending on environmental conditions and genetics/cultivar. Ideally, you want the plants to finish at approximately 24 to 36 inches tall, so you will induce flowering when plants are approximately 12 to 18 inches tall.

How long is flowering stage for clones?

It’s best to take your clones at about 2–3 weeks into flowering. Once you have taken your flowering clones, it will take an average of one week until they root. The re-vegging of your clones will then take (at least) another 2–3 weeks.

What size should clones be?

The clone should have a length of between 10-20 cm (5-8”). Preferably all clones have about the same length, so no clone has to fight for light. Place your clones immediately into a glass of water, to prevent the fresh cut from oxygen exposure until you have cut all your clones and you proceed with the next step.

How soon can you flip a clone to flower?

Growers can switch to the flowering stage as soon as the clone has established a solid root system. In optimal conditions, plants should be kept in their vegetative stage for approximately 60 days. This time period should give the plant the opportunity to maximise yield and acclimatise to growing conditions.

How do you stop clones from flowering?

To prevent flowering, break up the dark cycle break with light. Think of it as if it were water and you wanted to get everything wet. You spray the light in the same way. The plants should be sprayed completely with light.

Do clones need light or dark?

Clones need plenty of light to root and grow, but that light needs to be less intense than what you’ll use once it’s transplanted. T5 and CFL grow lights can offer your clones the vegging (blue) spectrum they need without the intensity that could take it out.

How big of a branch can I clone?

Tip. Although experts recommend germinating 6-inch cuttings for cloning trees, you can sometimes plant a larger “stem” of a young tree with success. Cut it down to 36 inches, shorten the branches by half and stick the bottom 12 inches in fertile ground in the autumn.

Do clones flower faster than seeds?

In contrast to seeds, clones need a shorter vegetation period. During that time they’ll also grow faster than plants from seeds, because the clone is not an infant, but has the same age as its mother. Again, this may seem advantageous at first, but such unnatural growth comes with drawbacks, too.