Having successful clones depends a lot on your environmental conditions. Because clones are not plants yet, they require environmental conditions that are a bit different. To create the ideal environment for your clones, you want to make sure that you pick the right temperatures.
In general, clones prefer to sit in temperatures that are between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. 78 degrees Fahrenheit is an ideal temperature to keep your clones. For the best control possible, people often choose to go with heat mats. With a high-quality heat mat, you can select the desired temperature to optimize your growth.
It is best to keep your heat mat within the ideal temperature range so that your plants can feel happy and healthy.
You can use heat mats to increase the temperature and humidity inside of your growing space. Of course, if not used properly, heat mats can create plenty of issues. In particular, they can get far too warm for clones, drying them out or leaving burns. We highly recommend putting a towel between the bottom of your tray or pot and the heat mat. In doing so, you will dissipate the heat inside of your tray.
We also recommend hooking up a timer to your heat mats. The timer should be set to turn on and off every 5 to 15 minutes. To keep an eye on your heat mats, you should keep a monitor for temperature and humidity, dialing in the proper humidity levels for anywhere from 70% to 80%.
Beyond the heat mats, it is crucial to make sure that your lighting is at the right temperature too. A lot of growers find that having fluorescent lights on their clones for 24 hours each day is the best way to make sure temperatures are regulated. Managing the temperature of your root zone is also very important.
Any clone root zone that drops below 69 degrees Fahrenheit will likely not root. A clone root zone that goes above 79 degrees Fahrenheit might suffer from heat stress.
Remember, this is your grow. If you want to optimize it, you need to make sure that you keep an eye on your heat mats.
When it comes to buying your clones, you want to make sure to purchase from a reputable vendor that has great customer service. Always make sure to inquire about certain things you may not understand as well.
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