When people talk about cuttings or clones, they are referring to a small branch from a mother plant in the growth period, which is cut and takes root.
Many growers prefer to use cuttings instead of seeds to start their home grow, since the clones have proven genetics, and their characteristics and behaviour are a known quantity.
In order to have a supply of a trusted plant the mother plant must be maintained in a stage of vegetative growth with a photoperiod of 18 hours of light a day.
For a high production of clones, the cut must always be made above several knots, in this way will grow from the knots that remained in the mother plant new branches that will give rise to new cuttings.
For a high production of clones, the branches should always be cut above the knots from old cuts allowing the mother plant to grow new branches and giving rise to new cuttings.
Once the cutting has been taken, the stem needs to be impregnated with rooting hormone, in the form of either powder, liquid or gel (the hormone that best adheres), and is placed in a rooting block or a cup of damp substrate. The best rooting blocks are rock wool buckets or discs of pressed...