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Clone Guard Further Information

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What is a Clone or Cutting?

It might be best to understand what a Clone or Cutting is not. Technically speaking, a cutting or clone is not a plant. A clipping, cutting or clone is a dead portion of the plant it came from. A clipping is dead in the sense that it does not have the capacity to produce or sustain life. Therefore, a clone is a dead piece of the plant we are trying to bring to life. It remains a clone until it sprouts roots and has the ability to sustain life on its own. Only when the roots have formed and begin to bring in water and minerals can the clone be called a plant.

Clone Guard helps to bring dead plant material to life. One of the prerequisites of the dead plant materials is that it must have a leaf or leaves to initiate photosynthesis. It is the leaves that Clone Guard covers, and by doing so, it helps to prevent water loss from the plant leaves.

Consistent cloning provides a great start for consistent gardens.

For growers looking for more consistency in the cloning process, Clone Guard should be on the shelf ready to use at a moment’s notice. Growers must ensure that the cloning process will be a complete success. A strong and healthy clone ensures the grower that the genetic potential of the future plant can be achieved.

Clone Guard locks in water.

Clone Guard creates a film that prevents water molecules from escaping through the leaves. This helps prevent the clone from wilting. Water retention in the clone’s leaves and stems is critical to getting the plant off to a proper start. Clone Guard allows the leaf to breathe but not to lose excessive amounts of water. This allows the clone to retain high levels of moisture in the leaf and prevent it from wilting. The more water the clone/cutting retains the better the roots will be.

In most cases, Clone Guard is so good at restricting water from leaving the leaf that it allows the grower to reduce the use of humidity domes on rooting trays. Humidity domes retaining humidity are responsible for most powdery mildew cases on clones.

Consistent cloning provides a great start for consistent gardens.

For growers looking for more consistency in the cloning process, Clone Guard is a must-have product. Growers must ensure that the cloning process is a complete success.

Is Clone Guard affordable?

Clone Guard is a concentrate and is mixed with water at 7 parts water to 1 part Clone Guard. When using a fine mist sprayer, Clone Guard will easily cover the leaf surface with little or no waste run off. Hundreds of cuttings can be treated with one 125ml bottle.

Is Clone Guard safe to use?

When used as directed, Clone Guard is safe to use around people and pets. Simply wash your hands after use. Use Clone Guard in a well-ventilated area.

Will Clone Guard hurt my plants?

Clone Guard is safe and effective when used as directed. There are no ill effects to plants associated with the use of Clone Guard.

Do I still need a dome over my cuttings?

While Clone Guard does a great job of keeping plants from wilting, the use of a dome over the cutting tray will depend on your environmental atmosphere and plant species. You should always test a few cuttings at a time to see if cloning without a dome will work for you before you clone a whole batch. Domes tend to perpetuate the growth of powdery mildew so don’t use them if you don’t have to.

I have powdery mildew on some of my cuttings now. Will Clone Guard help save them?

Clone Guard is not an insecticide. Use Flying Skull’s Nuke Em to treat powdery mildew.

Directions for Use:

Shake bottle well before diluting to preferred strength.
Mix with water.
Prepare as a spray or dip.
Take cuttings, dip cutting in rooting gels or compounds and then apply Clone Guard.
Store at room temperature.
After mixing with water, Clone Guard is good for 5 days.
Store concentrate at room temperature.
Keep from freezing.
May be applied in full sun.
Clone Guard may used on leaf and stem at any stage of plant growth.

Mixing:

Clone Guard is a concentrate formulated to be mixed with water. To make a small amount of ready-to-use spray or dip, simply mix 210ml of water into 30ml of Clone Guard. This is 7 parts water to 1 part Clone Guard concentrate or a 7 to 1 mixing ratio.

Standard strength dilution ratio: 1 part Clone Guard to 7 parts water.

Aggressive strength dilution ratio:1 part Clone Guard to 4 parts water.

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for Clone Guard can be downloaded by clicking here.