Transplanting Aeroponic Cuttings in Coco, Soil & Hydro
What We Used
We used cuttings from a Calea zacatechichi, aka ‘Dream Herb’. This is an interesting plant with lots of medicinal properties. Cuttings were fed with nothing but water!
By day 7, all cuttings had established roots.
New growth was quite yellow - a clear sign plants were itching for a good feed.
We decided to transplant, while the roots were still a managable size.
To Transplant in Coco or Soil
If you're transplanting into growing media, you want to transplant into pots.
Fill small square pots with your media and create a small hole for cuttings.
Lower cuttings into these holes
Water through with a VitaLink Plant Start solution (CF 12, pH 5.8) until you get run-off.
To Transplant in Hydro
If transplanting into a hydro system, you need to use rockwool blocks.
Presoak some 3” Grodan Transplanting Cubes in pH 5.5. water.
Flush with VitaLink Plant Start (CF12, pH 5.8). Pour through the top to purge out the soaking solution.
Shake dry - don't squeeze as this'll compress rockwool fibres.
For Cellmax, soak in pH 5.5 water then flush with VitaLink Plant Start (like in step 1 & 2). Perlite's easier to use dry.
Lower your cutting into your rockwool block - take care not to squash roots.
Then pack them in with your Cellmax cubes or perlite.
Once transplanted, place your cutting in a propagator - we used a bog standard Hi-Top Propagator.
Leave your vents open and lid on.
This'll encourage the humidity to get high, but still allow some transpiration to occur.
Leave cuttings in the propagator for another week or so before the hardening off process begins.