Clonex Cloning Kit - Scalpel + Rockwool + Gel 10 cubes
Efficiently Clone Your Plants with Clonex Cloning Kit
Gain success in propagating plants with the Clonex Cloning Kit, a comprehensive set including a high-quality scalpel, Clonex Purple Gel, and Grodan Rockwool Propagation Cubes to streamline your plant cloning process.
Features and Benefits
- Complete Cloning Kit: Includes a sterile disposable scalpel, Clonex Purple Gel (50ml), and Grodan Rockwool Propagation Cubes (40mm) for a convenient and efficient cloning experience.
- High-quality Scalpel: Features a strong handle and a sharp stainless steel blade with a plastic cover, ideal for taking precise cuttings from plants.
- Effective Rooting Compound: The Clonex Purple Gel contains 3,000 ppm rooting hormone, vitamins, and mineral nutrients, promoting rapid root cell development and protecting new root tissues.
- Optimal Growing Medium: The 40mm Grodan Rockwool Cubes provide a sterile and fibrous structure, perfect for seeds and cuttings to develop strong roots.
- Safe and Easy to Use: The cloning gel's tenacious formula ensures it remains in contact with the stem, reducing risks of infection or embolism, while the rockwool cubes offer a controlled environment for successful cloning.
How to Use
- Using the provided sterile disposable scalpel, take a clean and precise cutting from the plant you wish to clone.
- Dip the cut end of the stem into the Clonex Purple Gel, ensuring it is thoroughly coated with the rooting compound.
- Prepare the Grodan Rockwool Cube by presoaking it in water with a pH of 5.5-6.0.
- Insert the treated stem into the pre-soaked rockwool cube, making sure it is firmly in place without damaging the cutting.
- Place the rockwool cube with cutting in a suitable environment with appropriate lighting, temperature, and humidity for the plant to grow.
- Monitor the progress and ensure optimal conditions are maintained until roots have developed and the plant is ready to be transplanted.
Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For
Perfect for both amateur and professional gardeners looking to propagate plants through cloning, whether it's for home gardening or commercial nurseries. The Clonex Cloning Kit is suitable for cloning various types of plants, including vegetables, fruits, flowers, and ornamental species.
Notes from Aqua Gardening
- Ensure you sterilise your tools and hands before handling cuttings to prevent contamination.
- Always transplant newly rooted plants carefully to prevent damage.
- Wear gloves while handling the Clonex Purple Gel to avoid skin contact.
FAQsHow do I use the Clonex Cloning Kit effectively?
To use the Clonex Cloning Kit effectively, follow these steps:
1. Sterilize the scalpel with rubbing alcohol or boiling water before use.
2. Make a clean cut on the desired plant, preferably a 45-degree angle on a section with new growth.
3. Dip the freshly cut stem into the Clonex Purple Gel, ensuring that it is fully coated.
4. Place the coated stem into the hole in the Grodan Rockwool Propagation Cube.
5. Keep the Rockwool Cube moist but not soaked during the cloning process, and place it in a propagation tray with a lid to maintain humidity.
6. Position the tray under a gentle light source and monitor your clones for root growth.How long does it usually take for a cutting to root using Clonex Cloning Kit?
Typically, cuttings will start to develop roots within 7-14 days using the Clonex Cloning Kit. However, the exact time may vary depending on the plant species and environmental conditions.Can the Clonex Cloning Kit be used for all types of plants?
The Clonex Cloning Kit is designed for a wide variety of plant species. Although it may work better on some plant species than others, it is generally suitable for most plants used in home and commercial gardening.Do I need a separate rooting hormone for the Clonex Cloning Kit?
No, you don't need a separate rooting hormone. The Clonex Cloning Kit includes Clonex Purple Gel, which is a high-performance rooting hormone.What are some tips for successful cloning using the Clonex Cloning Kit?
Here are some tips for successful cloning:
- Always use a sterile scalpel to minimise the risk of infection.
- Choose healthy, vigorous plants to take cuttings from, focusing on new growth.
- Avoid overwatering your Rockwool cubes; ensure they are moist but not soaked.
- Maintain optimal humidity and temperature levels.
- Place your clones in a suitable light source that is not too strong to avoid stress on the young plants.
- Be patient and give your cuttings enough time to develop roots.Can I reuse the Clonex Purple Gel?
We do not recommend reusing the Clonex Purple Gel. It is important to maintain a sterile environment for each cutting to avoid cross-contamination and potential infections. Dispose of any leftover gel after use.How do I store Clonex Purple Gel for future use?
Store Clonex Purple Gel in its original container, tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. This will ensure its effectiveness and longevity. Avoid direct sunlight or extreme temperature changes.
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