- How does Clone Guard work?
- Is Clone Guard affordable?
- Is Clone Guard safe to use?
- Will Clone Guard hurt my plants?
- Will I still have to use a dome over my cuttings?
- I have powdery mildew on some of my cuttings now. Will Clone Guard help save them?
- What is an easy way to understand parts and your mixing directions?
Clone Guard creates a film that allows the transfer of atmosphere but reduces the amount of water leaving the leaf. This allows the plant to retain more water. The more water the clone/cutting retains the better the roots will be.
Yes! Clone Guard is a concentrate and is mixed with water at 7 parts water to 1 part Clone Guard. When using a fine mist sprayer, Clone Guard will easily cover the leaf surface with little or no waste run off. Hundreds of cutting can be treated with one 8 ounce bottle.
Yes! When used as directed, Clone Guard is safe to use around people and pets. Simply wash your hands after use. Use Clone Guard in a well-ventilated area.
No! Clone Guard is safe and effective when used as directed. There are no ill effects to plants associated with the use of Clone Guard.
While Clone Guard does a great job of keeping plants from wilting, the use of a dome over the cutting tray will depend on your environmental atmosphere and plant species. You should always test a few cuttings at a time to see if cloning without a dome will work for you before you clone a whole batch. Domes tend to perpetuate the growth of powdery mildew so don’t use them if you don’t have to.
Clone Guard is not an insecticide.
Clone Guard Concentrate (CGC) is formulated to be mixed with water. To make a small amount of ready to use spray or dip, simply mix 7 ounces of water into 1 ounce of Clone Guard. This is 7 parts water to 1 part Clone Guard concentrate or a 7 to 1 mixing ratio. For more options see the example below:
CGC = Clone Guard Concentrate
1 ounce of CGC to 7 ounces of water (makes 1 cup)
2 ounces of CGC to 14 ounces water (makes 1 pint)
4 ounces of CGC to 28 ounces of water (makes 1 quart)
8 ounces of CGC to 56 ounces of water (makes 1/2 gallon)
16 ounces of CGC to 112 ounces of water (makes 1 gallon)