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    Rooting in plain water.

    Has anyone done this and found it to be a reliable technique?
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    The longer I spend trimming,the broader my definition of "Larf" becomes.
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    #2
    works every time for me....tap water in a jar....simple as can be...
    Your Highness

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      #3
      more reliable than other methods?

      never that reliable for ME, but, I tend to stick with seed. for me, I tire of even the best strains quickly, and, I like the vigor and welcome the challenge of growing something new, from seed.


      when I do clone, I use that gel with Ex at the end of it. Im old and cant remember the name...ClonEx I think...


      anyway....tossing my coin in the pond.




      -cap
      Chemdawg DoubleD (Reservior) 2007

      Diesel Kush 2007 (Reeferman)

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        #4
        Ime it works great with some strains ..and not so great with others

        you'll just have to try it and see


        good luck Slim

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          #5
          I find environmental conditions matter just as much, if it’s cold and dry then even the rooting powder takes a while. When it’s warm and not too dry plain water has always worked fine except for the few random hard to root genetics.

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            #6
            Lots of people do it, but like chappi mentioned environment is everything

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              #7
              Had good success with placing cuttings in water for a week or so, basically until just a few roots start showing. Then into a small clear dixie cup of coco placed inside a non clear cup. Clear cup lets you see what's going on, and makes it easy to keep evenly moist. Worked every time I've tried it. Can root some pretty big cuts this way, too.

              Takes longer than using hormone, but it works. If not in a rush, I prefer this method. It's simpler, and doesn't involve carcinogens.

              Sometimes if I'm feeling extra green, I'll cut an aloe leaf for each cutting, then stick the cutting into the open end of the aloe leaf. Let that sit for half a day or a day before sticking it in a cup of water.

              Any which way I root cuttings, I always re-cut the end of my cutting under water to help keep things flowing well inside the plant.

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                #8
                Originally posted by philcollins View Post
                works every time for me....tap water in a jar....simple as can be...
                Seems the simplest things are the hardest...for me. My cloning skills seem to have escaped me.I'll try water...and a soil method as well.I've been meaning to try just water for some time.Might as well give it a shot.

                Originally posted by hubcap View Post
                more reliable than other methods?

                never that reliable for ME, but, I tend to stick with seed. for me, I tire of even the best strains quickly, and, I like the vigor and welcome the challenge of growing something new, from seed.


                when I do clone, I use that gel with Ex at the end of it. Im old and cant remember the name...ClonEx I think...


                anyway....tossing my coin in the pond.
                -cap
                I've been saying that I would go exclusively from seed as well.I may keep one around,unless I find one I like better.

                Originally posted by ElGato View Post
                Ime it works great with some strains ..and not so great with others

                you'll just have to try it and see


                good luck Slim
                No doubt you are right.This is the one that took 3 weeks in the cloner while everything else was 2.I'm holding out hope that one of the methods produces roots.Thanks for the well wishes EG!

                Originally posted by Chappi View Post
                I find environmental conditions matter just as much, if it’s cold and dry then even the rooting powder takes a while. When it’s warm and not too dry plain water has always worked fine except for the few random hard to root genetics.
                Temps should be spot on.I may hang a moist washcloth in there to get the humidity up a notch.Everything else should be fine

                Originally posted by gh@st View Post
                Lots of people do it, but like chappi mentioned environment is everything
                I'll do what I can to make the little buggers happy and rooty.

                Thanks for the help everybody!
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                  #9
                  I often leave one in water and put other in soil, and it can be one or the other or both surviving. Some plants are more willing than others, and all the environmental factors play their role, including amounts of nitrogen in the plant, where low levels is encouraging for rooting. Guess straight in water could be quite reliable method with chosen cuts.

                  Lately i read about a woman who had much higher survival rate with her rose cuttings when she took them after full moon. Also one thing Madmac mentions in one of the haze threads, referring to SamSkunkman, is 4 to 1, not even sure if i understood correctly, but interpreted it to mean four hours light one hour darkness. Had extra space right then so tried it out for few weeks, and not all but quite a few cuts grew solid rootsystems in relatively short time. These were in soil under dome, blue light and no heat mat underneath.
                  Last edited by ArcticHerbsman; 12-23-2020, 09:44. Reason: elaborate to also answer original question..

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                    #10
                    Remember growing carrot tops?
                    Keep changing that water or the carrot rots before it sprouts. Some of that must pass over to our needs. It was mostly about fresh water being oxygenated but also tap water comes fairly sterile with that cleaning fluid still in it.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Big M View Post
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                      Sometimes if I'm feeling extra green, I'll cut an aloe leaf for each cutting, then stick the cutting into the open end of the aloe leaf. Let that sit for half a day or a day before sticking it in a cup of water.
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                      i have heard that dipping the cutting end in honey also helps... prob the sugar...

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                        #12
                        I dont have good success with the water only method. Not sure if its my water or what, but the stems always seem to mush out even if I change the water regularly and use RO.



                        What seems to have worked best for me was to use less water....only a few mm's in the bottom of the cup and replace it when the cuts absorb all of it. Sort of acts like an aeroponic system, but if I want reliability I stick with the tried and true method of plugs/rockwool cubes and clonex and a dome.

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                          #13
                          I prefer a medium over plain water. Equal parts perlite and vermiculite. Have had better success when using water if I skin the stem a bit. Starting at a node with the cut laying flat I remove all node growth and ever so slightly skin towards the base. A couple strips of the outer layer seems to allow the cut to take in more water. As mentioned, humidity and temps are more important when rooting in water.

                          I consider cannabis to be a bit harder than say a tomato cutting but not as hard as a typical shrub cut. Rot doesn't seem to be a big problem if water temps can be keep higher than room temps.

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                            #14
                            I have had stuff rot in a cup of water but it takes a long time. It gets funky and doesn't always work. Using a medium is much better. Having oxygen is going to be wayyy better.

                            Try just sticking it in an oasis cube. Doesn't get any easier then that. They never wilt in an oasis cube just like If you kept it in a cup of water. Don't need domes if you don't want. If you want even faster results, score the stem. Even faster use some dip n grow. U will pop roots in a week every time

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                              #15
                              i use a bucket with a bunch of clones, put a bubbler in the bottom, straight tap water. add heat in winter.

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