Tips and Tricks for Growing Cannabis Clones

Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis grower or just getting started, you may be wondering how to grow cannabis clones. Cloning is a great way to ensure a steady supply of your favorite strains, and it’s not as difficult as it may seem at first. In this article, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about growing cannabis clones, from choosing a strain to taking care of your plants.

Choosing a Strain

The first step in growing cannabis clones is choosing a strain. If you have a favorite strain that you’ve been growing for awhile, great! Cloning is a great way to preserve that particular strain. However, if you’re just getting started, you may want to do some research to find a strain that suits your needs. There are many online resources that can help you choose the right strain for your purposes.

Taking Cuttings

Once you’ve chosen a strain, it’s time to take cuttings. Cuttings should be taken from healthy, mature plants that are at least 8 weeks old. The ideal cutting will have 2-3 sets of leaves and a stem that is about 6 inches long. Using a sharp knife or pair of scissors, make a clean cut just below a node—this is where the leaves join the stem. Each cutting should have 2-3 nodes so that it can produce new roots when planted.

Planting Your Cuttings

Now that you have your cuttings, it’s time to plant them. Fill each pot with fresh soil and water well. Make a small hole in the center of the pot and insert the cutting, making sure that at least 2 nodes are buried beneath the soil. Once all of your cuttings are planted, place them in an area with bright indirect light and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Within 2-3 weeks, your cuttings should start producing new roots and can be transplanted into larger pots or into your garden.

Caring for Your Cannabis Clones

Caring for your cannabis clones is relatively easy—just keep an eye on the soil moisture and make sure they’re getting enough light (but not too much). You may also want to fertilize your plants every 2-3 weeks using a liquid fertilizer designed for cannabis plants. Other than that, just sit back and enjoy watching your plants grow!


With just a little bit of know-how, anyone can learn how to grow cannabis clones. By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be on your way to preserving your favorite strains or experimenting with new ones in no time!

Cloning cannabis is the process of taking cuttings from a mother plant and growing them into genetically identical plants. The clones are essentially exact replicas of the parent plant, making it an excellent way to preserve your favorite strains or experiment with new ones without having to start from seed. Clones also take less time to grow than starting from seed which makes them great for those who are short on time or trying to get a grow going quickly.

First, you’ll need to acquire some clones (or cuttings). These can usually be found at your local dispensary, although they may have limited availability depending on the strain. Alternatively, if you have a friend with an established cannabis grow, you could ask them for some cuttings.

Once you have your clones on hand, the next step is to prepare a container for them. A 10” x 20” tray with drainage holes in the bottom works best for this purpose.


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