how to clone Organically! (Fast)

Discussion in 'Growing Organic Marijuana' started by CSn0w, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. The willow tree contains the growth hormone Auxin, Which produces roots on plants as well.

    The first step in making homemade rooting compound is to gather tips of willow branches. You will need about a handful of the willow branch tips.
    You will now want to either smash the willow branch tips using a rock or hammer, or cut them into very small pieces using a paring knife.
    Next, place the willow branch tips in a container. Cover the tips with water and allow them to soak overnight.
    The next day, remove the solid pieces of the willow. Dip your cuttings into the willow water making sure to cover the stems.
    Place your cuttings into a potting soil/sand mixture.
    After roots have formed on the stems, you can then transplant or repot the rooted cuttings.
  2. CSn0w,

    Thanks for taking the time to share this method of cloning and for visiting the organics forum. Looking forward to further input from you so keep us updated on your projects.



  3. worked great! TRY THIS
  4. Yep, read this a few different times.
    In Michigan, where i grew up, willows were as common as fleas, but do you think I can find one when I have a real use for it,(other than the proverbial "backside switch providing tree from hell")?
    If anyone knows where i can locate one in Bakersfield, Ca., please pm me.

  5. thanks man, i havent done alot of Organic Weed growing, but i do keep them as natural as possible, i learned this trick in my Organic Horticulture Class and thought it'd help some organic growers clone their ladies other than having cuttings sitting in water for weeks until they root.
  6. CSn0w,

    Would something like [ame=""]this[/ame] work if you cannot find willow trees locally? It's kind of spendy, but I don't imagine you'd need much. LD has a methylcellulose gel product that one could add the willow bark powder to and make a pretty viable organic rooting gel.



  7. i dont think so, the highest concentrations of Auxin are found in the very tips of the Willow tree branches, and through the branches, as you know, Willow tree Branches are very thin, like whips.
  8. Bamp bamp
  9. bump, i havent seen anymore :b imho this should be sticky'd ;D
  10. Did someone say they needed willow branches?

  11. i dont since in have several in my back field.
  12. how long do you think it will take to root clones this way?

  13. about as fast as regular clonning gels.
  14. I think this should be bumped
  15. It's a good post, and a good cloning method.  I think some clarification could be used.....
    Auxins are a subset of plant hormones.  All auxins are hormones.  Not all hormones are auxins.
    The auxin contained in willows is Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA).  This auxin promotes elongation of roots.
    Willows also contain a very helpful compound called Salicylic Acid, which is an organic acid that functions as a plant hormone.  Salicylic acid is even better than IBA at promoting root growth, and it helps boost the plant's Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR), as well as boosting photosynthesis, transpiration, and ion uptake.  From LD: An excess of Salicylic acid is associated with an increased production of plant fruit without diminishing the quality of the fruit, according to a 2007 study published in the "Yucatan Center for Scientific Investigation" journal that examined the effects of a Salicylic acid spray on greenhouse plants.
    So obviously, great stuff in the willow.  BUT...... lets compare it to the Kelp / Aloe combo......
    Kelp contains IBA, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), alginic acid, mannitol, gibberellins, Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs), enzymes, amino acids, and over 200 other phytohormones and compounds, as well as all 83 elements used by plants
    IAA promotes development of more root sites (vs. IBA promoting root elongation).
    Aloe contains much higher levels of Salicylic Acid than willow does.... not to mention high levels of saponins, which help compounds "adhere" to the surface of the plant, for both foliar and rooting purposes.  Aloe also contains 20 amino acids, at least 10 enzymes, and a wide range of micro- and macro-nutrients.
    IMHO, willow is a very good cloning option.  But the Kelp/Aloe combo is off the charts......
  16. Gandalf doesn't play games with his homework. 
  17. #17 Anatman, Apr 9, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
    I love when information this valuable is thrown at my face. It's probably what I miss the most about college. I got complacent after reading one forum from my google search of, "organic cloning." Didn't even know kelp/aloe was an option (two things I readily have on hand now). Those 2 seem to be miracle workers. Do you think if I drink that combo, it will elongate my dick, as well?
  18. Would my plants benefit from adding aloe to my bubbled tea?
  19. Yup---salycilic acid and sapponins trigger an SAR response when used as a drench.  Because it degrades quickly, it's best to add fresh aloe right before you water it in.  I just toss a leaf in the blender with some water, dilute to make 1 gallon, then water it in.
  20. #20 nomad881, Apr 9, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 9, 2014
    How would one root plants with this combo gandalf? I've used the willow tech since I was a child
    knives heated dull red
    release sweet smoky nectar
    I am lifted high

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