An aeroponic cloner is pretty amazing when it comes to rooting cuttings, with soft tissue plants roots usually develop within two weeks, merely using distilled water in the system. Distilled water does not contain anything in it, it is clean water. The reason I use distilled water is simple, a plant stem cannot take up nutrients, and there are not roots yet developed on the stem. When done right, the aeroponic cloner will give you a 100% yield on rooted clones.
Once roots are developing, the cuttings are now perfect clones of the plant from which they were taken. . I place the cuttings into either another aeroponic system, a hydroponic system, or into a soil or soilless media to grow further.
This is my latest DIY Cloner bucket: it has 9-plant sites – each of which can hold about five cuttings: this making it possible to root a total of 45 cuttings at a time.