Anyone ever rooted cutting in water?

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Without a very long, back-story intro, I took a cutting and dropped it in a bottle of costco water. I dipped it in cloneX first. I intended to try rooting in soil (out of grow cubes atm) and last second decided to leave it in the water because I haven't had a successful rooting in soil. Only cubes. It's hard to see the root sticking straight out the side, but I realize I was a little too excited to take a better shot. Happy I remembered to take a pic period. I toyed with the idea of putting a couple drops of fertilizer in the water for about as long as it took to remember I have no test equipment to monitor and manage necessary levels. So dirt she's in. Anyone ever rooted in water and encountered anything specific to it that would be different from any other organic clone grow? For what it's worth, the strain is MAC 1(Caps cut) and the soil is Pro-Mix.
 
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Without a very long, back-story intro, I took a cutting and dropped it in a bottle of costco water. I dipped it in cloneX first. I intended to try rooting in soil (out of grow cubes atm) and last second decided to leave it in the water because I haven't had a successful rooting in soil. Only cubes. It's hard to see the root sticking straight out the side, but I realize I was a little too excited to take a better shot. Happy I remembered to take a pic period. I toyed with the idea of putting a couple drops of fertilizer in the water for about as long as it took to remember I have no test equipment to monitor and manage necessary levels. So dirt she's in. Anyone ever rooted in water and encountered anything specific to it that would be different from any other organic clone grow? For what it's worth, the strain is MAC 1(Caps cut) and the soil is Pro-Mix.
cuttings in water works well for a lot of house plants. I had a friend that lived in a jungle house, everytime we'd go anywhere she'd take a cutting off plants in restaurants, offices, airport, schools, anywhere she saw a plant she liked she clip it stick it in her purse then at home she'd it put in a cup of water and it would grow roots, I have one in a gallon of water now just for fun to see if it'll reveg.....an auto.....lol.....not likely but I'll let her sit and we'll see..........You're cutting looks pretty sad but they're tough little things and with a root starting who knows
 
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Without a very long, back-story intro, I took a cutting and dropped it in a bottle of costco water. I dipped it in cloneX first. I intended to try rooting in soil (out of grow cubes atm) and last second decided to leave it in the water because I haven't had a successful rooting in soil. Only cubes. It's hard to see the root sticking straight out the side, but I realize I was a little too excited to take a better shot. Happy I remembered to take a pic period. I toyed with the idea of putting a couple drops of fertilizer in the water for about as long as it took to remember I have no test equipment to monitor and manage necessary levels. So dirt she's in. Anyone ever rooted in water and encountered anything specific to it that would be different from any other organic clone grow? For what it's worth, the strain is MAC 1(Caps cut) and the soil is Pro-Mix.
You can root in plain water just fine it just takes more time is all. I do it all the time, I like to throw a collar on the cutting and put it in a solo cup of plain water. It’s as easy as just adding water when needed. Everyone likes the cloning machines cause they are quicker and probably have a better success rate.
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I have tried to root cannabis cuttings many times and never had a success. I've read articles and used rooting chemicals. Nothing! I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've rooted other types of cuttings many times, but cannabis always just sits in the water till it dies. I don't have any plants to take cuttings from right now, but when I do, I might start a thread to get advice.
 
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Hope it roots. I think you would have a better chance that it roots if you would have waited for more shoots to grow out the stem.
 
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Hope it roots. I think you would have a better chance that it roots if you would have waited for more shoots to grow out the stem.
Agreed. What made me decide to put it in dirt was how much worse it looked from when I first noticed that maybe it might root, to there's no doubt it has, and there were the wrong or not enought nutrients for healthy growth. The dirt they're in came out of the pot of the plant they were taken from.
 
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You can root in plain water just fine it just takes more time is all. I do it all the time, I like to throw a collar on the cutting and put it in a solo cup of plain water. It’s as easy as just adding water when needed. Everyone likes the cloning machines cause they are quicker and probably have a better success rate. View attachment 1300425 View attachment 1300426
Absolutely going to add this to the tool box. Plain water. Our tap is 8.1pH avg so I either treat with vinegar or use bottled. I'd like to know how the leaves look so healthy and mine slowly died the entire time roots were forming
 
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cuttings in water works well for a lot of house plants. I had a friend that lived in a jungle house, everytime we'd go anywhere she'd take a cutting off plants in restaurants, offices, airport, schools, anywhere she saw a plant she liked she clip it stick it in her purse then at home she'd it put in a cup of water and it would grow roots, I have one in a gallon of water now just for fun to see if it'll reveg.....an auto.....lol.....not likely but I'll let her sit and we'll see..........You're cutting looks pretty sad but they're tough little things and with a root starting who knows
Wanna know how that turns out. My first grow flowered after about 6 weeks and I didn't know enough to keep the lights on so my first harvest was about an 8th. I tried to reveg the bigger of the two. So didn't work😆
 
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Absolutely going to add this to the tool box. Plain water. Our tap is 8.1pH avg so I either treat with vinegar or use bottled. I'd like to know how the leaves look so healthy and mine slowly died the entire time roots were forming
My tap is around ph of 8 so tap may be just fine. Mine do tend to lose a leaf or 2 before they really root. Make sure to keep them under a light and try and keep humidity high, that should help. You can also use a super low EC nutrient water.
 
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My tap is around ph of 8 so tap may be just fine. Mine do tend to lose a leaf or 2 before they really root. Make sure to keep them under a light and try and keep humidity high, that should help. You can also use a super low EC nutrient water.
How does that not mess with their iron uptake? I'm pretty sure that's what caused me to lose a plant so fast that was otherwise healthy when the first heatwave rolled through SoCal. The soil got too warm, lost oxygen, and since the soil pH was already too high from the water, she completely locked out. Flush and transplant made zero difference. So lll just finish these out and wait for next year's drops. Light isn't an issue. These were 24/0 until 2 days ago. Thanks for the advice
 
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How does that not mess with their iron uptake? I'm pretty sure that's what caused me to lose a plant so fast that was otherwise healthy when the first heatwave rolled through SoCal. The soil got too warm, lost oxygen, and since the soil pH was already too high from the water, she completely locked out. Flush and transplant made zero difference. So lll just finish these out and wait for next year's drops. Light isn't an issue. These were 24/0 until 2 days ago. Thanks for the advice
I’m only talking about rooting cuts.
 
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Stem cutting, in Japan they cut the main stem vertically then stick in a chopstick to hold open, did once noticed no difference but did not hurt it. Supposed to make more flower.
 
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Yes you can root in water, no you can’t grow in that bale of pro-mix.
 
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Roots grow for lack of water. An abundance slows down this process. Keeping the RH 100%, with a moist plug/soil/medium will grow roots quicker. If you keep the stem submerged in water it has no signal that says "gotta grow roots before I die"..if that makes sense.
 
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Roots grow for lack of water. An abundance slows down this process. Keeping the RH 100%, with a moist plug/soil/medium will grow roots quicker. If you keep the stem submerged in water it has no signal that says "gotta grow roots before I die"..if that makes sense.
It does except that the stem submerged did in fact grow roots, though I understand that no signal has been given that anything different needs to happen. That's why I dipped them in clone x first. Crazy thing is i pretty much gave up on them and the cutting from my MAC1 not just still alive but actually growing. Now I have to prep her a new home. The 3 fingers on the leaf in the middle were Itty biity few days ago and I thought they might be new, but now I know they are.
 
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