My First Attempt at Cloning a Scrawny Crystal

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I had asked about cloning in a thread that @kgranger had started. Here is my attempt step by step in case anyone would care, ha.
1st I filled a clear 9 oz cup(with drain holes) with perlite, wet it down, and bored a hole.
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Then I took my cutting. I removed a set of leaves with scissors. I then scraped the stem and node with a sharp knife to rough it up a bit.
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And here she is all watered in. The coffee cup will keep it stable and if I have to go away, I can put a little water in there that will get wicked up.
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I took this cutting from the 3rd bine that came up. Some friends want cuttings and I want redundancy so I plan to take as many cuttings as this bine will give. Now if my Centennial would throw some more shoots !
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Please post rooting updates! Been considering doing some cloning in order to replace a few plants that were killed over winter by some sort of rodent, so I'd love to see how this goes!
 
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My Centennial is finally making some shoots. They are low on the only bine. I'll be trying to clone this one very soon...
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After 9 days the Crystal still looks good. The Centennial gave up her first cutting yesterday. Some kind of bug had been munching on her. The leaf on the left has damage...
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Spider mites got to them so I thought I would check for roots since I had to trash them. As you can see she was making roots. I have more started. I posted this so @SkipperHops could see the result. Cheers guys.
 
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