Transplanting your plant/rooted clone into your Mary
Step One: Prepping the Mary grow plug
First, remove the grow plug from the mesh cup.
Next, split the plug down the middle & pull it apart into roughly equal halves.
Lastly, pre-soak the two halves in pH6.0 balanced water to prepare them for the transplant.
Step Two: Preparing your plant
Grab a deep bowl and fill it with cool but not cold water. This container will wash away the old growth medium from the root zone and helps to contain the mess created during this process.
Alternatively, you can use a running tap, however, the dirt or coco can clog your sink, therefore, we recommend using a bowl.
Next, remove the plant from its pot and gently dunk the root zone into the water. Be sure to only submerge the root ball and keep the foliage of the plant out of the water.
Keep dunking the root zone and gently massaging the material out of the root ball. Be careful during this step as you can easily damage the roots causing a longer recovery time.
Once you have removed as much of the old growth medium as you can, move on to the next step.
Note: some growth mediums may be much harder to remove without damaging the plant (example: rockwool or any peat sponge), therefore, we do not recommend using plants rooted in them.
Step Three: Transplanting
Combine your grow plug and rootzone into the Mesh cup.
Note: It’s ok if your root ball is larger than the one in the picture above - the more roots the better.
First, create a base for the roots to continue to grow into and for support. To do this, grab one of the grow plug halves and roll it up similar to the picture below.
Then, insert the rolled portion into the Mesh cup and slide it all the way to the bottom.
Next, grab your cleaned plant and gently start to feed all the roots into the mesh cup. Let the roots fall out the sides of the cup if needed. Insert the plant so that the stem and top of the root ball are flush with the mesh cup.
Lastly, create a cap to cover the roots and to support the stem. To do this, use the second half of the grow plug and wrap it around the stem.
Gently insert the wrapped stem into the grow plug while being mindful of the roots to avoid damage.
Select starting from “clone” to make sure your Mary puts you in the right spot for your chosen recipe.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us via our in app Live Support and we would be happy to help.