Cloning Kratom plants is something that not many people are aware and think that is destined only for a selected few. But, if you come to know the simplicity that is associated with it, you will be more than surprised. You can read here to find out more about it. One of the best and scintillating experiences in the horticulture industry is that use of cloning to grow new plants. In cases like Kratom, in which growing from seed is tough, cloning comes as a boon. hgtv.com can give you more details about this. Here are some easy and helpful tips for you to clone Kratom plants.
Cloning is the process of taking a small growing part of a healthy plant and using it to grow many plants. Using cloning to grow Kratom has a very high success rate; approximately about eighty percent in comparison to that of growing the plant from seed, which has a success rate of only ten percent. The first thing that you need to clone the Kratom plant is a healthy and strong Kratom that has at least two nodes between some new leaves. These new leaves have to be at the end of the branch. They are usually smaller in size and also lighter when compared to the other leaves of the plant. The new growth parts of the plant will contain the growing hormones that are ideal for the new plant to grow.
Node is the name that is given to the place on any plant where the leaves come out. Take two sets of nodes just below the new leaves. Use a neat cutting tool and make a half inch cut below the second node. Place the cutting in water and prepare a pot for the new sapling. Take a clear plastic cup; make three small ‘V’ shaped cuts on the bottom side of the cup. The cup has to be filled up to three-fourth levels with a moist and fertile soil. Make a small hole in the middle of the soil so that the new plant can be placed in there.
Remove the two lower leaves, i.e. leaves at the bottom node in the cutting that you have taken out, this the place where the new roots will develop. The open wounds are susceptible to develop some diseases. Hence it is better to spray hydrogen peroxide on it; this serves two purposes, it not only kills the bad bacteria, but it also helps in moistening the node for the next step which is adding the rooting hormone.
You have to dip the end of the cutting in the rooting hormone; this has to be deep enough to cover a little more than the stalk that you have to place into the potting soil. Tap the stem slightly to remove any excess hormone attached to it. Once this step is complete, all you need to do is to place the cutting into the plastic cup and cover the hole with a little more soil. Add some water to it and you new Kratom plant is ready to start growing.