Hard to root mom
I have a hard to root mom. The one everybody loves ofcourse.
In the same setup I have had 80-90%++ success in rooting other strains like supersilver haze and biker kush with nice long white roots in 2/3 weeks. This trophy mom, IN THE SAME SETUP.... 3-4 weeks, well at least under 50% success maybe 30%...
The first setup was with 250w hps, so a lot of light.. SSH and BK, no problem root fast and rapid growth afterwards... At this setup it was hard to keep an even temp, dont know the rh, my meter was broken.
Ok, lets put some more effort.. low lights... natural shadow indoors from window, and a small light bulb in the roof too signal veg, temp 24-27, 70-80 % RH. Im still not happy about the result.. still under 50 % success.. Next to them SSH rooting easily...
Some molded, some maybe damping off ok.. change medium from compost ( I KNOW bacterias, but SSH and BK LOVED IT!), organic potting soil ( I still know!), sand and even perlite.. Same results these mom is different and I could not put my finger on it..
I have even tried to use bleach too see if something happend, not a lot..
Until I maybe did, not sure though time will tell, I smoked a joint and took a feel on my plants. SSH and BK had stiffer stems. Stems felt more "waxy", Rought on the surface..
The other mom was slick and smoooth on the stems. NO friction when I slide my thumb and pointingfinger up and down the stem.. The stems are also more "sloppy""floppy". Bend easily.
In flower the BK and SSH stands easily more up right too.. same medium same bed same same same....
I have added silica (could only get rhino skin at the moment of purchase) still quite the same...
I know some plants root a lot better with silica..
Anyone with experince of a mother like this???
Im thinking to buy some cloners from nutriculture, but I dont want too to be honest.. BUT everybody loves this mom so I need her..so help will deeply be appricated!