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Cloning a topped plant is a good way to continue your harvesting without having to dish out money each time you want to start a new grow. Many beginner growers utilize the topping method in order to grow bigger and better yielding plants. Fortunately, for those looking to start the topping process, they don’t have to throw their top away! They can use it further for cloning!

Cloning Your Topped Plant

First and foremost, if you don’t know how to top your plant, you can find out the information by clicking here. Once you understand that process, we can move into the cloning stage!
For those who have some experience in topping, let’s take a look at how you can save by utilizing every part of your plant!

What You’ll Need For Cloning a Topped Plant

In order to get the process started you’ll need the following:

  • Trimmers
  • Germination dome
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Rockwool
  • Lights
  • Cloning Formula / 100% Honey

Good thing The Budgrower has all of these in each kit!


The first step to getting the right clone is trimming your plant. This step needs to be done during the vegetative stage. Finding the right type of cut means having a solid plant or a lackluster one. If you take your clone from a plant in the vegetative stage, then this might cause problems with rooting. At the bloom/flowering stage, the plant has now focused its energy on developing buds. Your best bet to finding the right stem is at the bottom of the plant.

Taking your trimmers, gently dip them into the isopropyl alcohol. Then finding a stem that looks like it is still in the developing stages, cut it at a 45-degree angle. Take the cutting and immediately place the stem in water. This is to ensure that no air bubbles get trapped.

If your cutting has quite a lot of leaves, then it’s best to trim the tips of those leaves off. This will ensure that the plant stops developing further and will focus its energy on developing a strong root system.


Take your cutting out of the water. Then with your trimmer or a sharp blade, gently shave off the bottom skin of the trimming. This will allow the cutting to take in the rooting hormone faster and more effectively.


Once you have fully skinned the mycelium from the base of the trimming, the next step is to dip it into your rooting hormone. All you need to do is make sure the shaved part of your plant is thoroughly dipped into the hormone and you will be all set to place it into the Rockwool


Take the cutting that you have just dipped into the rooting hormone and place it into the Rockwool. This keeps the plant upright and will help develop the rooting stages faster and more effectively.


After you have placed the cutting into the Rockwool, place it inside the germination dome. From there you will want to keep the base of the Rockwool damp. Fill the base of the germination dome with water so that the wool remains damp through the entire process. It may even work in your interest to put some of our patented Cali Super Soil lining the bottom of the germination dome to give your root structure a place to start. Once inside, keep the lights on 24/7 and make sure the humidity levels are high. We are talking 75-80% high.

Cloning A Topped Plant Requires Some Grow Knowledge

You can continue to clone as long as your plants stay in the vegetative stage. Many nurseries will often keep their plants in the vegetative stage as long as possible without switching their light times for bloom. This will ensure that you can create copies of your plants for a long time. From there, you will be able to keep the good times coming and never have to visit a dispensary or nursery ever again!