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Easy Cappi Propogation
« on: June 05, 2020, 05:31:11 am »

Seems to propogate pretty easily in a bubble cloner using just a cheap airstone, air pump, water filtered through an inline hose filter and a humidity dome if you have one.


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Re: Easy Cappi Propogation
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 11:42:06 am »

It might surprise you but even some cacti and other plants associated with dry conditions can be propagated hydrophonically http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-YYXB200703031.htm

Are you checking your water temperature and EC/TDS? How many days did it take?


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Re: Easy Cappi Propogation
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 06:41:23 pm »

Looking great, how long before you got those roots?

Just started working with a Clone King 36.  How essential do we think the air stone is for aeroponic?  I have one I can add, just seems like the aeroponic nature of the cloner should oxygenate the water enough, or is the concern that not enough O2 enters the chamber and hence it can get anoxic?  I understand it for bubbler, but I think oftentimes people call something a bubble cloner when it's actually aeroponic, so I'm wanting some clarity.

I've also read that aeroponic cloners do not require a humidity dome and it can even promote rot.  Anyone have experience with this?
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 06:43:11 pm by jbz711 »
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Re: Easy Cappi Propogation
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 10:43:01 pm »

I have an aeroponics cloner (plant stems aren't in the water but dangle above, and the stems are sprayed with water from jets). I had it on a timer, 10 minutes on and 5 minutes off which worked well. I have since switched to 1 minute on, 4 minutes off to see how this does since our conversation. It seems to be about the same.

I have only ever used it with Salvia divinorum and Coleus, so very limited. However with both of these I've had 100% success in them rooting very well.
I keep the lid on, but with the vents at the top open. I would be concerned that some plants like Salvia would wilt without some kind of lid to keep the humidity raised whilst the cuttings don't have roots.

I've noticed issues with rot once at the base of the stems. However I believe this was due to the water being far too warm as it was during a heatwave in the UK with the cloner inside my grow tent. I didnt have the tent fully set up at the time and it would get very hot in there.
When I noticed this I cut the minor rot off, changed the water and changed the lighting schedule to come on at night instead so the water wouldn't get too warm in the day. They all did fine after this. I didnt change anything else.

Past this ive had zero issues.

I had brought an air stone, but tried without it first and it seemed there was no need for it so I didn't bother.

But with all this said although I have used it many times, its only been with Salvia and Coleus. Perhaps how I have used it so far wouldn't be ideal for other plant cuttings.

My aeroponics cloner with lid (usually I have the vents more open than in this photo)

Jets off

Jets on

A finished rooted Salvia divinorum cutting
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Re: Easy Cappi Propogation
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 02:36:58 am »

@rainbowslug never checked EC for em caapi has never been finicky about tap water so I just use that with a chlorine filter attached.
& yep I've grown grafts on pereskiopsis in this as well :) cool what can grow in

@jbz711 I got them to root in a little under a month but I was using only water next time I'm going to try water with a bit of kelp meal mixed in to see if it helps rooting a bit quicker.. I do need to build a humidity clear dome as I tried this again and all failed to root without the tote I had placed over the ones pictured here.

Great info thank you! I will def use it to propagate my sallys if I can get them healthy again.

I need to make a humidity dome that actually fits my cloner lol mine came without one :(



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Re: Easy Cappi Propogation
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 08:14:53 am »

nice plants!  caapi seems pretty willing to root for sure.  here we usually ground layer.  every time pull out stems running along the ground, they are covered in roots.  never had much luck with green soft cuttings though.  well done!