Have you ever cloned a weed plant? If not, don’t worry! It’s easier than it seems, and in addition to that, it’s a really cost-effective way to expand your cannabis farm. Here is how it is done — explained by our friends over at GreenBudGuru.

Cloning a Marijuana Plant – What Does It Mean?

What is cloning? In short, it is a process during which a part of a marijuana plant is used to grow another marijuana plant. The term clone is used due to the fact that the entire process leads to the creation of a copy of the original plant. It has a number of considerable benefits, making it incredibly popular among cannabis growers.

  • It’s easy. In fact, it is one of the easiest ways to grow marijuana plants. Firstly, it does not require many materials. Secondly, it can be done by a total beginner.
  • Cloning is cost-effective. It protects you from having to get your hands on fresh seeds. You just need to keep on cloning the plants that you have already bought!
  • It’s efficient. Once you start cloning your plants, the number of marijuana plants that you own will increase drastically, which is great news! The more plants you have, the more buds you will get by the end of the season.
  • Cloning cannabis is less time-consuming. It is safe to say that cloning helps significantly shorten the growth process of a cannabis plant.
  • It’s satisfying. Cloning allows you to grow weed with the exact high and taste that you are used to. Nothing is left up to chance!
cloning a marijuana plant

What Will You Need?

To clone a marijuana plant, you will need sharp garden shears, rubber gloves, potting soil, a pot, foam cups, rooting hormone, and a transparent plastic cover for the pot. Other than that, get your hands on a cutting that is at least two inches long. Ideally, it should be a leafy and healthy branch cut during the plant’s flowering phase.

Getting to Work!

For starters, you should dip the stem of the cutting in the rooting hormone. It will shorten the rooting time and ensure that the roots are strong. It is really important, as the plant will not be able to support itself without strong roots.

Next, plant the stem an inch deep in potting soil and pack the soil around the stem. If you are planting a few stems, they need to be at least three inches apart. Once that is done, put the plastic cover on the pot. This will help protect the fragile plant.

It is worth noting that marijuana plants need consistent moisture to get through the next stage of their growth cycle. Because of that, you should check the humidity levels of the soil on a regular basis.

If everything was done correctly, the roots of the cloned plants should be two to four inches long in two to five weeks. Once the cannabis plants reach this stage of development, they should be transferred to separate pots, which will become their permanent homes.

At The End of The Day…

To conclude, cloning a marijuana plant is a great and cost-effective way to get a marijuana plant that will produce the kind of weed you like best. Fortunately, it is not that difficult to learn. It might force you to experiment with different methods and tools, but in the end, it is definitely worth the hassle!

When growing marijuana, make sure you double-check with your state laws to ensure you're doing it lawfully. Every state has different regulations surrounding cannabis cultivation — and we have all the resources to help you understand what's allowed where you live and what's not. From the number of plants you can grow to if at-home cultivation is legal at all, Elevate Holistics has you covered.