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How to root kratom cuttings – Another Growers guide

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17/07/2021
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How to root kratom cuttings – Another Growers guide

A guide from another customer

One of our customers  did a walk through on how to root kratom cuttings we recommend you check it out. 

This is a series of pictures I took in which i received 90+ unrooted cuttings and 3 rooted cuttings. I basically knew nothing about plant care before getting in to this, i tried to read a lot and find as much info as i could as I went along. First, I show the three pre-rooted cuttings. I remove most of the rockwool to expose the roots and transfer to a potting mix, perlite, and dried horse poo soil mixture. One of the rooted cuttings died from mold on the roots, as i did not pasteurize/sterilize my horse poo soil component. The next series of pictures shows the process of trimming, scraping, and adding hormone powder to the cuttings. I would find later that scraping was probably detrimental. Another factor that was detrimental was insufficient humidity dome structure. I was overloaded by this many cuttings and struggled for a few days to get the right containers. I left the rockwool cubes alone and just tried to spray them with water. I found out later it is important to soak them in pH appropriate water. Some opt to include fertilizer. I think the high pH of the rockwool, and not realizing how basic my water source was, contributed to failure. Later on, I added small amounts of vinegar to my water for everything. Misting, watering, etc. pH 5.5-6.5, but I didn’t measure except with pH strips occasionally. My tap water is approx. 7.1-7.4. I discovered later that a more effective method with rockwool cubes is to set them on top of at least 2 inches of perlite. It helps to soak up water and retain moisture. Even burying them 50-75% can help, but make sure there is a drainage layer. The last pictures show the successful cuttings, their roots, rockwool separation, and perlite roots. The ones that didn’t root were cut down to the node, repowered with hormone, then placed in ~4in of perlite. It is important to have perlite deep enough to prevent the cutting end from soaking. I used miracle grow perlite. the successful cuttings reached to the bottom where there was water full of fertilizer from draining the perlite, and the newest growth and roots partially turned red. Someone on reddit said this was genetic, but I think it is some type of excess fertilizer symptom. Phosphorus, maybe. While i think the fertilizer enhanced rooting, plain perlite would probably be fine. I also think 25-50% coconut coir with perlite would be an effective rooting medium. My first three cuttings were in peat pods. I added some perlite in the middle of the pod because i saw a picture of some gnarly roots in a perlite cup. I sat the cutting and pod on perlite and put it in a plastic shoebox inverted on another one. All three cuttings rooted. They had plenty of canopy space with no crowding, and i kept the light on for 24hrs for about 3 days. I think maximum light helps cuttings root. Enjoy the pictures, message me for more info or just to talk! More will come later when the rest of them root.

How to grow kratom cuttings – A guide from a customer

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17/07/2021

How to grow kratom cuttings – A guide from a customer

How to grow kratom cuttings – A guide from a customer – “I have a grow tent on an 18hr per day 300W LED schedule. They took about three weeks to root, and they went from now roots to tons of roots in like 2 days. 

I put them in small pots about that size and all of my plants are in Fox Farms Ocean Forest and get fertilized with their liquid fertilizer 1x per week. I use ceramic watering devices to give my plants a steady drip of water, and I mist about 2x daily. The tent also has a humidifier running 24/7 so they are staying at like 80% humidity and >= 75 F at all times. “

Setup instructions

It is important to note to make is: Do not grow these plants like other types of plants. For example these are not tomatoes and will not thrive in the same conditions tomatoes grow in. These Kratom cuttings are rain forest trees. Kratom trees require high heat, high humidity, and lots of water.

Flowering Kratom Cuttings? 

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Flowering Kratom Cuttings? 
We would like to highlight the possibility that your cuttings could flower. This is a blog post from one of our customers showing off her kratom cutting. It ended up flowering at 3 months old. And again at 10 months old.  If this happens with your cuttings please contact support so we can help document your cutting.

Flowering Kratom Cuttings

How to repot a kratom cutting?

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16/07/2021
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How to repot a kratom cutting?

This video shows how to repot a kratom cutting. You begin by filling the pot with soil. Make sure to leave room for your cutting. Then plant inside the soil. Cover the top with a bit of soil and water. Your all done.

How to root kratom cuttings – Peat Pod/ Soil Method (2nd Method)

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16/07/2021
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Peat Pod/ Soil Method (Other Method)

For best results inflate the zip lock bag and place it under a strong indirect light source. We get decent results just relying on a South facing window but see much better results under some sort of bright indirect light (LED, Fluro, HPS). The Kratom Bible is available here on the #kratomAPP

Kratom Cuttings

Rooting

Typically takes up to around 3 weeks for the cuttings to begin to root. 

Watering

If the ziplock bag stays sealed water loss will be almost nothing. Misting our pouring a table spoon or two of water in there when the pod starts to firm up is recommended. 

Lighting Options

Artificial lighting methods allow for quicker rooting. However a South facing window will suffice.

Repotting

Once your cuttings establish roots, you will want to move them to a 3inch pot. Plant the entire pod and rootball in the new pot (potting soil works best).

Note from the grower

Your unrooted cuttings have already been cut back to the freshest node, and covered in rooting hormone.

How high should the humidity be?

Lastly, we add the cutting to a plastic Zip Lock like bag or you can take them out and put them into a very large plastic container. Regardless of how you are rooting them you need to ensure that the plants are kept in high humidity at all times. Do not leave the cuttings out of the bag for more then 20 min at a time. These plants require 80 – 100% humidity at all times.

Best Method to Root Kratom Cuttings – Water Jug Method

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Best Method to Root Kratom Cuttings – Water Jug Method

Take your cutting and place it inside of a 1 gallon jug of rain or pond water. DO NOT USE regular store water or water from the tap.
For more information on unrooted kratom cuttings. Check out our WIKI guide.

Best Method to Root Kratom Cuttings - Water Jug Method

Best Method to Root Kratom Cuttings – Water Jug Method

Rooting

Typically takes up to around 3 weeks for the cuttings to begin to root.

Watering

Add 1 gallon of rain or pond water to your gallon jug. DO NOT USE regular store water or water from the tap. There are chemicals that will kill the plants. Check your water levels once a week. Replace any water that has evaporated from the jug.

Cuttings

You can add as many cuttings to the gallon jug that will hold at the top. However we recommend only a few per gallon. As this will make it easier to inspect and remove your cuttings without damaging any roots on the other cuttings. Roots are quite fragile and will come off easily. If your cuttings do not touch the bottom on the gallon that is fine. You only need 1/3 of the cutting to be above water. Anywhere that the water touches, roots will develop over time.

Lighting Options

Artificial lighting methods allow for quicker rooting. However a South facing window will suffice.

Repotting

Once your cuttings establish roots, you will want to move them to a 3inch pot. Plant the entire pod and rootball in the new pot (potting soil works best). Here are some videos to help you.

Roots

Best Method to Root Kratom Cuttings - Water Jug Method

While examining your cutting you will notice that anywhere the water is touching. Any wooded growth will turn into green new growth. After a while in the water it will develop white little bumps. These are roots. They will turn into little white worms. We recommend letting the roots gain a bit of length before placing them in soil.

Note from the grower

Your unrooted cuttings have already been cut back to the freshest node, and covered in rooting hormone.

While in the water jug. The leaf on the cuttings will look droopy. This is normal. This is due the water evaporating.

Processing Unrooted Kratom Cuttings – How to Guide

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Processing Unrooted Kratom Cuttings – How to Guide

Process Unrooted Kratom Cuttings – How to Guide – When we process our kratom cuttings we always follow the same process. First, we take the cutting off the tree and clean the nodes and extra leaf off of each cutting. It is important to note that kratom cuttings do not require leaf on the cutting to produce roots. In fact, having large leaf on a cutting can be  a disadvantage as leaf requires larger water consumption from the cutting. This is why we cut our leaf into a triangle shape.

Process Unrooted Kratom Cuttings - How to Guide

Process Unrooted Kratom Cuttings – How to Guide

The next step requires adding rooting hormone. We have found that the best way to ensure rooting is to use a lot of rooting hormone. As much as possible. We strive to ensure that each cutting has the highest success rate possible.  After adding rooting hormone the next step is to place the cutting in the soil medium. Wither it is peat pods, soil, or peet pods a good soil medium will be required to allow these plants to succeed. You can even grow these plants hydroponically, however we will be providing the rooting medium. If you are planning to grow hydroponically do add more rooting hormone after taking out of soil medium. Buy Unrooted Kratom Cuttings. 

HOW TO VIDEO!!!!

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How to ship Rooted Kratom Plants – USA

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07/05/2021
Packaged Rooted Kratom cutting ready to ship across the us

How to ship Rooted Kratom Plants

How to ship Rooted Kratom Plants

It is not hard to ship plants in the mail. In this video below we show you how to ship rooted kratom plants in the mail. First you start by prepping your shipping container. A good easy way is to use large two liter soda bottles. Cut the soda bottles in half and place the base of your rooted kratom plant in the bottom of the soda bottle. It is best to add some lightly damp to dry paper towel to the bottom to add as padding around the base. Next tape in your cutting with packing tape along the top of the cut in half soda bottle and top of your cuttings pot. Add tape till you cover the soil completely, but remember to leave room for the stem. Next you will add the top of the soda bottle to create a protective shell to protect the top of the plant. Tape up both halves of the soda bottle with packing tape to seal them together. Now you are all set to ship these cuttings in the mail.

How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey

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17/03/2021
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How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey

How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey.How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey. – Kratom honey report

This is a testimonial about kratom honey.

“Yeah this is a great experience so far. I’m testing the legs and the REPEAT use will be very telling. It’s hard not to just ORDER MORE NOW. LOL You gotta try this

I already have one more batch of honey on hand..lol The expensive honey is not necessary tho. I’m amazed at how well the leaves held up. I expected to find a bag of GOO resembling an ecoli party! I’ll keep you posted as the experiment continues. I already think this stuff will make a great gift IF I can think of how to get the honey lined up to arrive about the same time. But I have only had an hour or so to think on it. More later! 👍

How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey.Left is while I’m still digging out one more leaf. The stems are not ALWAYS cooperative, but I was able to separate the leaves enough to keep the measurement of 3 leaves (various sized). Right photo is while I’m chewing the last leaf. While the edges of the leaves look brown/dead on some, they arrived that way! Finally upon closing the bag, I squeeze out the air very easily. Like how a clear screen cover on a phone. The bubbles are minimal and you just squeeze them out easily while zipping it back up. Swallowing almost complete at 3:40PM Pacific time. Keeping in mind that I JUST ATE, I already notice clarity as I’m typing. The leaves still taste nasty, but the chewing process is MUCH EASIER than regular live kratom leaves. I ate all veins except the middle stem, from halfway up the leaf up. Everything else is fully consumed in short order. I’m still chewing the last bits at 3:44PM! Not bad!

Here’s a better photo of the closed bag. The brown edges are part brown leaf edge but also honey. Thr shiny stuff is just reflection. This takes quite a lot of honey. So it’s not necessarily practical for shipping. Except it’s necessary! The honey is a brilliant way to make the chewing continue without a hitch. I think I used 12 oz of honey, maybe more. I am giggling about all of this but I do think more experimenting under different circumstances will be helpful. The good news is, I don’t need you to send more! I’ve got a LOT of leaf left to continue various tests!

I recommend turning the bag every day a couple of times if possible to keep the honey touching everything evenly, but it may not be necessary

Swallowing complete 3:51 PM Pacific Time

How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey.

How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey

How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey.How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey.

It’s no more messy on the teeth than a couple of teaspoons of dry leaf.

 

Couple of days later

 

How to store Fresh Kratom Leaf in Honey.

Drone footage of kratom nursery INCOMING!

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30/07/2020
Drones and Matt documenting kratom trees

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