Tips for successful Cannabis Transplant

Tips for successful Cannabis Transplant

It is important to plant and transplant your marijuana plants. Proper transplanting can improve your business and increase yield and revenue. Your plants will flourish quickly. These are our top tips and tricks for transplanting your clones to their new homes.

To get the best results, it is important to transplant your clones as soon as possible after purchasing. The Cannabis nurseries offer different types of cannabis including teens, clones, and seedlings. Each stage is different and requires its own requirements.

What's the difference between seedlings, teens, and clones?


Cannabis Nursery germinates seedlings using biodegradable grown coons that are filled with a peat-based mixture. Seedlings are different from clones because they grow their taproot. Taproot is the tiny white tendril at the root of a seed. As the taproot grows longer, it will push the seed through your growing medium. The first leaves will begin to grow. This will lower the chance of transplanting.


Clones are a cut from a mother plant and have just grown roots. You'll notice them protruding out of the rockwool cube. Cannabis Nurseries produce two types of clones, premiums and heartlets. Premiums, which are maturer clones, stand 6 inches taller than heartlets. At 4.5 inches, heartlets are slightly smaller. Both are derived from the same stock and have the same genetics. Clones can be used in all types of growing media because they are versatile.


Teens are mature clones, which are approximately 3-4 weeks old. They can range in height from 18-24 inches. They are almost adults, but they have not yet begun to flower. They are already established and have been growing in a 1 gallon pot for a while. Because they have a shorter vegetative period, they are highly valuable to cultivators.

The benefits of buying teens

  • Reduce your veg time
  • Fast growth of larger plants
  • Try new varieties
  • Later in the growing season, fill space
  • Maximize harvests year-round to maximize your yield

Top tips for a successful transplant

Check your plants for insects

Many Cannabis Nurseries employ Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in order to detect, prevent and solve any problems as soon as possible. We prefer preventative measures to extermination and not relying too heavily on chemicals. This saves time and money for cultivators, results in high yield harvests and compliance tests.

It's a good idea to inspect any seedlings, clones, or teens purchased from another company before you bring them in contact with other cannabis plants. You should immediately quarantine any plant that you discover to be a problem.

These are signs you may have pests

  • Very small specks
  • Take a bite
  • Fuzzy patches or white spots
  • Yellow spots
  • Leafs with a blatant appearance
  • Wet leaves

Remember your roots

Healthy roots result in vibrant, green leaves and new apex. Rootbound clones are those that have roots wrapped around the pot. This will cause your cannabis to tangle and slow down growth.

These are signs that your clone may be rootbound

  • Watering is essential
  • Stunted growth
  • Leaves that are wilting
  • Stretching
  • Production of buds is slower and smaller.
  • Red stems

Time for your transplant

Timing your transplant properly is key to a successful and healthy growth operation. Only one to two transplants should be made during each plant's entire life cycle. When the roots have filled the original container, but are not yet rootbound, is the best time to transfer the clone/seedling into a larger one-gallon pot.

The roots could be weak and easily damaged if you transplant too soon. The plant's growth rate will slow down if you transplant too soon. Rootbound plants can lose their strength due to micronutrition, dehydration, and other problems. This will reduce your harvest yield.

To ensure rapid growth, it is important to transplant cannabis plants before they reach flowering.

Preparing your soil in advance

Growing healthy cannabis requires quality soil. You must first choose the soil conditioners you wish to be mixed in. Cultivators can use perlite, rock gravel, sand or vermiculite. Preparation of soil media may include soaking and conditioning. Coco peat soil, for example, must be soaked before being broken down. Pre-mixed coco Coir substrates are also available. They can be very easy to use. For pH buffering, you can also add fertilizer or other additives. Remember that the soil should have a lot of sand to ensure drainage. The drainage is important because it will require more watering.

These clones are made from rockwool. You just need to make a hole large enough to hold the rockwool. To ensure that your soil is not saturated, check the moisture level every day.

Choose the correct container size

You can transplant seedlings, teens, and clones into larger containers early in the process. Low oxygen intake means they won't grow as quickly for several days or weeks. You should wait longer between waterings, and ensure that you are wetting roots and surrounding areas.

Once your plant has developed a few sets of leaves, you are able to water it normally. The water will drain out of the pot's bottom. Container plants should have enough room to grow roots for the first month. This is crucial because the plant will be stretching and getting ready for flower onset. Your yield will be severely affected if there isn’t enough space. If the root system is unable to grow below the soil, then the roots and leaves will not be able to grow above it.

Choose the best watering methods

Water the clone before transplanting. Wait one to two days before removing it from its original container. If you transplant your clone, make sure to water it immediately with distilled water. Otherwise, the soil could leach water from its roots.

Use a watering system that simulates rain such as watering wands and sprinkler-type watering cans. Avoid using a hose, as it can compact the soil. Hoses can also make it easy to overwater the soil and can take nutrients out of the soil. Lightly mist the stems and leaves.

Avoid transplant shock

Each time you transplant a seedling, clone or seedling, it can stress it as it adjusts to new surroundings. Your plant could become shocked if you make mistakes like damaging its roots or using poor soil. Your leaves will turn yellow, wither and eventually die. The trauma can cause the entire plant to die.It is a good idea to transplant your clones in the correct size pot. This helps to speed up the maturing process and reduces the need for care from you, the grower. Transplanting will have a very positive effect on the quality of your harvest and will maximize revenue from your Cannabis Nursery crop.