Picked up a Super Sprouter propagation kit last month and started a new batch of clones.

Pretty much the same technique I‚Äôve been using –¬†Start with a healthy tip.

End of Summer Kratom Clones - how to root Kratom

Strip off all the leaves except the top two and snip most of those to reduce transpiration. Then make a clean 45 degree cut below the bottom node.

End of Summer Kratom Clones - how to root Kratom

End of Summer Kratom Clones – how to root Kratom

Dip the stem in rooting hormone. I prefer the gel type over the powdered ones, seems to stick better.

End of Summer Kratom Clones - How to Root Kratom

End of Summer Kratom Clones – How to Root Kratom

And then carefully push the stem into the growing medium. I used peat plugs that were soaked in water that was pH’ed to around 5.5 and had a little SuperThrive added.

End of Summer Kratom Clones - How to Root Kratom

This year I kept them inside where the temperature stayed right around 80 degrees under the dome, and kept the light that came with the propagation kit on 24×7. Also made sure that the plugs stayed moist, but not sitting in water. Humidity mostly stayed in the 90‚Äôs.

End of Summer Kratom Clones - How to Root Kratom

They started sprouting roots right at three weeks.

End of Summer Kratom Clones - How to Root Kratom

Over the next few weeks I’d move the ones with roots into small pots filled with perlite and Fox Farms Ocean Forest soil.

 

End of Summer Kratom Clones - How to Root Kratom

We’ve had torrential¬†rain in South Florida¬†and I lost a few to rot. Next¬†time I‚Äôll keep them covered until they get bigger. Probably end up with about half of what I started with.

 

End of Summer Kratom Clones - How to Root KratomSome of them are from my one year old West Kali seedlings (the two on the right)

 

American Kratom Trees

And the rest are from my two year old Rifat that’s just finishing up flowering.

 

American Kratom tree

Now comes the hard part, figuring out what to do with them.

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