Plant Propagation Supplies – Seed Starting & Plant Cloning Supplies
Ready to get your hands dirty and start the propagation process for your next indoor crop? GrowGeneration’s carries all the plant propagation supplies you need to get started, whether you are planting in a commercial or home grow. Our selection of plant cloning and seed starting supplies is the largest in the country — heat mats, cloning gel, root stimulants, seed starting trays, humidity domes, seed starter rooting plugs, seedling lights, clone lights, cloning machines and accessories.
There are two ways growers propagate: with sprouts from germinating seedlings or with clumps (or clones) taken from cuttings. Let’s go over the basics of each method to see how the different types of propagation supplies fit into the process.
Propagation via Seeds with Seed Starting Supplies
Seeds take less time than clones to propagate. With seeds, you won't know if its male or female for months, which can waste time and effort on the wrong plants, if seeds are unlabeled.
-Seeds are less expensive than clones
-You can select desired traits (like color, shape, size, etc.)
-Seed propagation results in stronger, healthier plants
-Seeds can be tricky to germinate
-It takes longer for seeds to mature than clones
-You have less control over the final product
Here’s how the seed propagation method works:
- Germinate seeds using one of several methods, like the paper towel method
- Transplant germinated seeds to starter trays
- Put cell trays in a propagation tray
- Add water
- Cover tray with a dome
- Put the whole thing on a heat mat, under bright lights, such as T5 or fluorescent grow lights or 6400K LED strip lights or 50W LED grow lights with all blue or multi-band light
Propagation via Cloning with Plant Cloning Supplies
Plant cloning simply involves taking a cutting from an existing plant and growing it into a new plant. Regardless of your level of experience, plant cloning is a relatively simple process that anyone can learn with a little practice. Best of all, it's a great way to fill your garden with beautiful, healthy plants that you know will thrive, because they will be a perfect genetic copy of the plants that you take cuttings from. Growing plants from cuttings takes longer, but with genetic certainty, it can be worth it.
-Easy to propagate
-You have complete control over the final product
-Clones are more expensive than seeds
-Clones can be more prone to disease
-Clones will only product genetically identical plants, so you can’t adjust or desired traits
Here’s how the cloning process goes:
- Take cuttings and put in water
- Make a 45 degree angle cut with a sharp tool, like a scalpel close to the base of each leaf's stem
- Dip in cloning gel
- Put in a starter tray cells
- Add a humidity dome (with vent holes) over clones
- Wait and check for mold
So, which is the better option? It depends on your needs and preferences. If you're looking for a cheaper option that gives you more control over the final product, seeds are the way to go. But if you need a quick and easy propagation method that produces exact replicas of the parent plant, clones are your best bet. Whichever method you choose, you will need a different set of supplies for propagating plants.
Shop GrowGeneration Seed Starting Supplies and Plant Cloning Supplies
To give your next crop the most effective and efficient start, shop GrowGeneration plant propagation supplies for seedlings and clones. We carry top brands like EZClone, TurboKlone, Super Sprouter, and Botanicare to kickstart your next crop.
Contact a GrowGeneration GrowPro today to get your home or commercial garden’s propagation supply needs professionally assessed or shop online and pick up in store (available at participating locations).