How do i go about cloning 10 to 20 year old old plant stock?

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Trustfall

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Hey flex I’ve grown lots of old strains and they are always much harder to root then new strains. I swear taking cuts off seedlings is such a piece of cake thrb the old strains take forever and lose some on the way.
Are you seeing hollow stems on your cuts?
 
Flexnerb

Flexnerb

Hey flex I’ve grown lots of old strains and they are always much harder to root then new strains. I swear taking cuts off seedlings is such a piece of cake thrb the old strains take forever and lose some on the way.
Are you seeing hollow stems on your cuts?
Nice and filled in with "food" the white fibrous stuff inside, like normal
 
william76

william76

Just clone them like normal,may take a few days longer than usual but will work just fine.what strain is it?.Good luck,76
 
amekins

amekins

Im needing help cloning a plant that im being told is from 1996!

After 2 weeks they dont look like they are even nubbing at all. Some have a few nubs but nothing like you'd expect.....my new journey begins!

Need advices guys, thanks
Patience.
 
lvstealth

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when they are older like that they are "woody". to root woody plants i have had lots of success with using a home made dome and picking just the right part to cut. i usually scrape the stem some too. i use a rooting hormone and plant straight in my soil. i use a 3 liter cola bottle with the bottom cut out as a dome. i use the lid as a vent to control the humidity. i leave it untouched for 2 weeks, then remove the dome and in about 2 more weeks i see new growth.
 
Flexnerb

Flexnerb

Its cut from europe.

from back in the day.

you dont hear much about it these days.

It stays low key only those who have it know its name.

Thats my secret! Sorry mate!
 
Flexnerb

Flexnerb

All kidding aside! Thanks for the input folks!!!

Yes patience! I just started and ive probably got 2 weeks and theyre all going to be looking nice
 
Cbdfool

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Two identical Tupperware deep bowls inverted on each other. Terra Fiber squares. A small air pump and stone. Get a closed cell foam knee pad from the hardware store. Cut just a little smaller than the top of the bowl. Drill a hole in the lower bowl for the air line to pass through. Then cut squares in the foam 2-3” apart for the fiber squares. Soak and fill with water and liquid seaweed. A little electrical tape to hold the other bowl on top. Change the water mix every 2-3 days. 85 to 100% success. It depends on the clipping. They don’t have to be long clippings just the best tooling at least 4-6” long to get through the foam and fiber. I scrape them up half way through the fiber. I’ve had really marginal success with clippings until I did this. Good luck.
 
Eskander

Eskander

Im needing help cloning a plant that im being told is from 1996!

After 2 weeks they dont look like they are even nubbing at all. Some have a few nubs but nothing like you'd expect.....my new journey begins!

Need advices guys, thanks
Old plants hit a state called senescence in which they become dramatically less active. This is mostly a DNA methylation driven effect so it is transient and the plant will kick back into a more normal state in areas of new growth. So more than normal, it is critical to take cuttings from recent growth but beyond that, rooting out on stripped branches may be the way to go. Happy to elaborate on the technique if you aren't familiar.

-Eskander
 
Flexnerb

Flexnerb

Old plants hit a state called senescence in which they become dramatically less active. This is mostly a DNA methylation driven effect so it is transient and the plant will kick back into a more normal state in areas of new growth. So more than normal, it is critical to take cuttings from recent growth but beyond that, rooting out on stripped branches may be the way to go. Happy to elaborate on the technique if you aren't familiar.

-Eskander
Yessir more than ever am i interested in the info you have.

Lets here it....ill beon and off throughout the day so it might take time to respond.
 
Eskander

Eskander

Yessir more than ever am i interested in the info you have.

Lets here it....ill beon and off throughout the day so it might take time to respond.
The technique is called air layering and there are a pile of approaches to it. It doesn't get used for pot very often because it isn't particularly hard to clone and this approach requires a lot more work. Pretty common approach to cloning fruit trees though.

This guys technique is decent. You don't need his shell or magical goop though. You can just wrap some wet coco or a grodan block in aluminum foil after stripping. Cloning gel won't hurt but isn't necessary. This approach is also nice in places with strict plant count limits since until you clip off the rooted branch, it is still one plant.

-Eskander

 
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