The benefits of Aloe Vera for a cannabis plant
Not many growers know that Aloe Vera has a great advantage in cloning cannabis plants. Aloe Vera, for example, contains many essential micronutrients. By using Aloe Vera gel to clone your cannabis plants, you will improve your root percentage and improve it in a cheap and 100% natural way!
How does that work?
Aloe Vera gel contains two very important hormones. These are auxins and gibberellins. These hormones help regulate many plant development processes such as root growth and bloom development. It is also packed with amino acids, salicylic acid, enzymes and micronutrients. In addition, the nutritious Aloe Vera gel contains large amounts of saponins. These are wetting agents that help increase the absorption of all the elements just mentioned. The salicylic acid will function as a plant hormone. This has a great advantage in rooting clones because it strengthens the plant’s defense against pathogens.
Foliar nutrition with Aloe Vera
You can also make foliar feed from Aloe Vera! To do this, squeeze the gel from the leaves and mix it with water. Use a tablespoon per 4liter of water and mix well. Apply within 20 minutes for optimal effect.
Cloning cannabis plants with Aloe Vera
Provide a clean and sterile working environment and keep all your equipment as clean as possible. Cuttings are very vulnerable. Use rainwater for your cuttings or leave tap water overnight to allow the chlorine to evaporate. The best PH value of the water should be between 6 and 6.5.
Clone with Aloe Vera in 7 steps
- Cut a piece of Aloe Vera leaf about 10cm long.
Squeeze the gel from the leaf into the glass of water and mix well.
- Now cut off a twig from your cannabis plant. The cuttings should be about 12 to 20 cm long.
- Place the cutting in the glass with Aloe Vera water and leave it overnight to soak.
- Remove another piece of Aloe Vera leaf of about 10 cm.
- Now insert the cutting with the bottom in the opening of the leaf to cover the cutting with Aloe juice.
- Now you can place the cutting in the starting block.
- Put the starting block in your propagator. Make sure the starting blocks are moist but not too wet. Spray a mixture of Aloe Vera and water over your cuttings to keep it moist. Take the dome off for a few seconds once a day to let in some fresh air. Your clones should root in 2 weeks.
How do you care for Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera requires little maintenance and is inexpensive. It requires little water or nutrients to grow. Plant it in a well-drained soil such as a cactus potting soil.