Autoflowers come under the Ruderalis species of cannabis. They are popular because they are the fastest to flower. They have a different timeline when compared to Sativa and Indica. In the wild, Ruderalis varieties adapted to the harshest of weather conditions.
Like most other plants, marijuana plants can be cloned as well. Whether it’s due to the parent plant producing high yields, THC, a perfect aroma and taste or even because of the high, mother plants are cloned. The only thing to remember is that the cutting must be taken only when the plant is in the vegetative or growing stage.
It’s not impossible to clone autoflowering strains. They are normal plants just like other cannabis plants. But, the problem is that growers are rarely successful in cloning them. This is because of the way autoflowers grow.
Generally, a new clone or cutting will grow just like the mother. After the buds are harvested and dried and cured, the smoke will also taste like the mother plant. However, in some cases, there may be slight differences owing to the nutrients, growing medium and even the way the buds are dried and cured.
Cloning is nothing but a method of propagating or producing more cannabis plants from one single mother plant. This technique is performed because of the asexual reproduction of your beloved cannabis plant.
Once the plant reaches a certain size, a healthy cutting is taken from the parent plant so that the cutting develops roots of its own and develops into another plant. Cloning is a sure-shot way to ensure that you replicate the mother plant.
Growing cannabis is extremely interesting because you can experiment in several ways to get the desired outcome. Over the years, cannabis growers have come up with many techniques to increase yields, THC, and even clone plants.
With a photoperiod strain, you simply wait until the plant grows a bit. After you sow the seed, you need to wait at least 3-4 weeks for the seedling to do its thing. The plant must have a few branches that can develop into other plants on their own. At this point, use a sharp pair of scissors to take a cutting.
So, for the process of cloning, you choose a healthy female. It needs to be about 4 weeks at least. It must also possess 4-6 nodes for you to take cuttings. You must ensure that it receives a minimum of 18 hours of light to prevent it from entering the flowering stage.
Growing cannabis is extremely interesting because you can experiment in several ways to get the desired outcome. Over the years, cannabis growers have come up w