Kratom Cloning, How to Successfully Root a Cutting, Rooted Plant Steps…
Initial Instructions for Your Kratom Plant:
- IMMEDIATE ACTION:
- Do not remove plants from the enclosed atmospheric conditions that it ships in for over 20 min after opening (i.e. the water bottle it ships in which creates the humidity/atmospheric environment). You need to re-create this environment immediately after unwrapping it to avoid shock (which could lead to it’s premature demise), and only after a few days can you very slowly introduce it to the open air (tiny opening per day for circa 1 week is recommended)
- With the aforementioned knowledge, carefully unwrap the clone completely from its encasing (you can leave it in the same pot it shipped in). We ship it inside of a bottle to create a humid environment.
- Rooted Plants: After unwrapping, check to see if the soil is moist, you will most likely need to water it after several days of the shipment process.
- Non-Rooted Cuttings: You may need to moisten the rockwool cube that it ships inside of & we suggest that you use cloning gel/products for greater efficacy.
- Use a rooting gel and/or a ‘woody’ rooting hormone powder prior to placing it into your own rockwool cube (or back into the one it ships in).
- Use a rooting accelerating nutrient (once you see roots forming, not before) as this can exponentially speed up the process.
- Acclimation Process: Place the plant in a clear ‘bin’ (storage bins work perfectly), and open the top once daily for circa 20 min for about a week to let it breathe/avoid mold.
- Every other day, instead of closing the lid completely, create a slightly larger & larger opening to slowly allow the plant to acclimate to the new surroundings. Do this ‘very’ slowly as in ½ in – 1-inch increases at a time.
- You will know if the process is moving too quickly when the plant starts wilting. If this starts to occur, immediately mist & water (if needed) the plant & close the lid again to start the process of acclimation over.
- Temperature/Placement/Light: These plants need humid & warm climates in order to thrive. Keep the bin indoors during cooler weather & outside during warmer/hotter weather. It’s strongly recommended to create a tropical/humid environment as close to 75 degrees Fahrenheit as possible (especially in cooler climates/seasons). If you can’t keep the plant close to natural light – we recommend using grow lights.
- Daily: Spray the plant & bin with a mist of clean water to keep the humidity high through the entire process until planted in open air. If you live in a dryer climate – continue to keep the plant humid, regularly.
- Watering: only water the plant when the soil is drying (every other day or depending on what the soil requires).